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 Tucson, Arizona.

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 Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

62% Medium

Growing darling orchid in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant darling orchid in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant darling orchid in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.1% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 23.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant darling orchid in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 10.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 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 maximize the potential for growth..️

Tucson, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

FAQs
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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 Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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