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Posted 2Y ago by @Sweetpea

How do I get this orchid to bloom- it has been over 2 1/2...

2ft to light, indirect
5ā€ pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
@Sweetpea Iā€™m gonna ask @MotherOfOrchids to answer your question.
Iā€™m not an expert in this type of orchid - phals are my thing - but I think they are like phals and like the temperature to drop overnight to induce blooming. In phals, the drop is usually around 10 Celsius, but it might be different for different orchid species. As the above poster says, making sure they have sufficient light and nutrients also means that they have the required energy needed to bloom
@MotherOfOrchids is right- when the orchid experiences several nights of cooler weather, they tend to bloom. My orchids got pretty cold when our electricity went out and now I'm expecting new flowers! ļæ¼