Plant Care Bird's-Nest Orchid

Bird's-Nest Orchid


Neottia nidus-avis

How to care for Bird's-Nest Orchid


How often to water your Bird's-Nest Orchid

Water needs for Bird's-Nest Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Bird's-Nest 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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Finding light for Bird's-Nest Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bird's-Nest Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bird's-Nest 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.

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How to fertilize Bird's-Nest Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bird's-Nest 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 Bird's-Nest Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Bird's-Nest Orchid

Bird's-Nest 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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