Plant Care Bee orchid

Bee orchid

Taxonomy

Ophrys apifera
Ophrys
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Bee orchid

Water

How often to water your Bee orchid

Water needs for Bee orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Bee 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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Bee orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bee orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Bee 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Bee orchid

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

Care Summary for Bee orchid

Bee orchid


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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