Plant Care Four-Spotted Orchid

Four-Spotted Orchid

Also known as

Anacamptis trichocera, Gymnadenia humilis, Orchis bipunctata, Orchis cupanii, Orchis hostii, Orchis nicodemii, Orchis nicodemii publ, Orchis quadripunctata albiflora, Orchis quadripunctata fma and Orchis trichocera


Orchis quadripunctata

How to care for Four-Spotted Orchid


How often to water your Four-Spotted Orchid

Water needs for Four-Spotted Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Four-Spotted 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 Four-Spotted Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Four-Spotted Orchid in your home

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

Four-Spotted 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 Four-Spotted Orchid

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

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Care Summary for Four-Spotted Orchid

Four-Spotted Orchid

Four-Spotted 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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