Plant Care Floating Orchid

Floating Orchid

Also known as

water orchid, water-spider orchid and waterspider bog orchid


Habenaria repens

How to care for Floating Orchid

💦 Water

How often to water your Floating Orchid

Water needs for Floating Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Floating 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.

Calculate water needs of Floating Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Floating Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Floating Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Floating Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Floating Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Floating 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 Floating Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Floating Orchid

Floating Orchid

Floating Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft 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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