Plant Care Orchid


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Orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves


Doritaenopsis spp.

How to care for Orchid


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

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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.

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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



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.

What other plant parents say

Orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Love my orchid! Super easy to take care of, doesn’t need too much water, likes direct sunlight and special orchid food 😆

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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