Plant Care darling orchid

darling orchid

Taxonomy

Phalaenopsis blume,
Phalaenopsis
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for darling orchid

Water

How often to water your darling orchid

Water needs for darling orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

darling orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 darling 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.

Plant care guide for darling orchid in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing darling orchid in Boston right now

Light needs for plant darling orchid in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant darling orchid in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 31.2% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 31.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant darling orchid in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for darling orchid in your home

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

darling orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize darling orchid

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

When to repot darling orchid

Nutrient needs for plant darling orchid in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 29th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for darling orchid

darling orchid

darling orchid


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Boston, Massachusetts, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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