5 Easy Care Tips to Look After Phalaenopsis Orchid Plants
These plants along with Australian Natives are well known for their long life, which makes them a good gift option. Fresh cut flowers from Palette De Flores last up to a week, but if you want something that lasts longer then Phalaenopsis Orchid plants are a perfect choice.
5 Easy Care Tips to Look After Orchids
1. Find the right environment
Orchids love a bright indirect environment, the best place to keep them is in a north-facing solarium with bright windows all-around cool and no direct light. Light can burn the flowers.
2. Do not over-watering them
Most of the Phalaenopsis plants come in a transparent pot. That’s because its roots are coated in something which is called phellogen, which absorbs moisture and enjoys being exposed to light. The transparent pot will allow the light to get through. It is recommended to water the Phalaenopsis orchid once a week maximum.
3. They don’t need a lot of heat
Phalaenopsis orchid plants will last longer in a semi-cool environment just below room temperature is an ideal and very steady temperature. Try to avoid placing the orchid near an air conditioner.
4. What to do when your Phalaenopsis orchid has finished blooming
When your orchid finally finishes flowering, you can rebloom it.
On the stem you will see there are little nodule points that are a couple of inches apart down the stem, you can cut it above one of those nodules and you will find within a few months that is getting a new chute.
In this case, give it a little less light and little less water, and a cooler location for about six months then move it to a warmer location and that should help spur it to produce a new flower spike.
5. Repot every 1-2 years
According to the experts, Phalaenopsis plants typically like to be repotted every one to two years. It will depend on how big your plat is and how big your pot is. You can repot them in a plastic container, and you can use a specific orchid solid or orchid mix. There are also specific orchid pots that you can find at the local hardware store. These pots have extra holes that go all the way around the bottom of the pot and that provide extra ventilation.
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