Plant Care orchid

orchid

4.1 out of 5 (8 experiences)

orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

orchid cypripedium
Orchid

What other plant parents say

orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
orchid has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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@Tricia
Herriman, UT
Rating of the plant orchid named Rosa by Tricia on Greg, the plant care app
06/16/2021

Orchid are beautiful, but easy to overwater or forget about and underwater. This is not my first orchid, but it is the first I haven’t seemed to kill. It seems to like more sun than I expected, and I…

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@Rizzzy_rizz
Reno, NV
Rating of the plant orchid named darling by Rizzzy_rizz on Greg, the plant care app
06/18/2021

Don’t throw away after the flowers fall, it will bloom again, especially if you take care of it.

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@Lexie
Eau Claire, WI
Rating of the plant orchid named Mommy plant by Lexie on Greg, the plant care app
06/10/2021

My orchid lost its flowers but the leaves are still there

How to care for orchid

Water

How often to water your orchid

Water needs for orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

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 orchid

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

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 orchid in your home

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

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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of orchid in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize orchid

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

Care Summary for orchid

orchid

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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