Plant Care Fen Orchid

Fen Orchid

About Fen Orchid

Fen Orchid is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Fen Orchid likes soil that is well draining.


Liparis loeselii

Also known as

Fen orchid, yellow widelip orchid and bog twayblade

How to care for Fen Orchid


How often to water your Fen Orchid

Water needs for Fen Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Fen Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Worth, Texas.

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.

Plant care guide for Fen Orchid in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

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Finding light for Fen Orchid in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.


How to fertilize Fen Orchid

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

Water Needs
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Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Fen Orchid

Fen Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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