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With a phalaenopsis orchid, you will experience blooms withering and dropping from the stems after its season of bloom passes, and left behind will be dry thorns. Don't worry, it isn't dead! Just loo…
This beauty has halfway in bloom with snouts 6 flowers on it. I also have another that someone asked me to save and I honestly thought it wasn’t possible but these stinkers are survivors!! If you can…
Orchids are deceptively easy to care for. Water it with distilled or rain water once weekly and keep the room moderately bright and you’ll have orchid blooms for months. When the blooms fall off, kee…
Following Greg’s advice, for the first time I was able to have an orchid reflower! Ophelia is even more Beautiful the second time around! The lush leaves at the bottom were strong for the months wh…
My cat is an absolute horror to have plants around. He has chewed and chewed this orchid so much it has holes in its leaves but still continues to grow and survive. It’s one of the few plants I can h…
I have always struggled with these. Not exactly sure where I go wrong - too much water, not enough? Too much sun, not enough? The blooms always fall off and never return. Someday I’ll get it right...
I’ve never had problems with orchids, as long as you soak them every so often they will thrive. Plain black tea soaks are also good when they’re looking limp. I haven’t lost an orchid yet. :)
Mines dead but it’s a good plant if you actually bother to look after it (why else would I have the app?) and it’s pretty (when it’s alive not dead (otherwise it just looks like soil))
Everyone has said orchids are difficult. But these are her second sets of blooms. These are my favorite plants! I use orchid mix and bark. Diluted miracle gro every couple of months.
Maybe it is just something I am doing but I cannot keep flowers on my orchid for more than a month. None of them!! I have 4 all growing new leaves but no shoots or blooms!
How to care for Phalaenopsis orchid
Phalaenopsis orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Phalaenopsis 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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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 Phalaenopsis orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.