Plant Care Elder-Flowered Orchid

Elder-Flowered Orchid


Dactylorhiza sambucina

How to care for Elder-Flowered Orchid


How often to water your Elder-Flowered Orchid

Water needs for Elder-Flowered Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Elder-Flowered Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Elder-Flowered Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elder-Flowered Orchid: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elder-Flowered Orchid love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Elder-Flowered Orchid does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Elder-Flowered Orchid in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Elder-Flowered Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Elder-Flowered Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Elder-Flowered Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Elder-Flowered Orchid

Elder-Flowered Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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