Plant Care Early-Purple Orchid

Early-Purple Orchid

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Early-Purple Orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily
Early-Purple Orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor


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How to care for Early-Purple Orchid


How often to water your Early-Purple Orchid

Water needs for Early-Purple Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Early-Purple 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 Early-Purple Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Early-Purple Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Early-Purple Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Early-Purple 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 Early-Purple Orchid

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

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Care Summary for Early-Purple Orchid

Early-Purple Orchid

Early-Purple 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

Early-Purple Orchid has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Early-Purple Orchid has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Early-Purple Orchid has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Early-Purple Orchid has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Early-Purple Orchid has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Olney, England

Bought this at Sainsbury’s and it’s survived over a year! Taking care of it is super easy too.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 5,976 XP
globe Grand Forks, ND

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