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caring for orchids

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one of my favorite flowers, orchids, can be easy to care for and most people may not know these simple tips for caring for them .

 

orchids should be watered in the morning, and given time to dry during the day.  Make sure not to water your plant too much, as too much water will kill the plant – generally once a week will do the trick.

orchids also dislike quick temperature changes – sometimes we can’t control this because of the weather, but if you happen to notice that it’s extra chilly, maybe bring your orchid inside.

peak blooming time is during the end of winter/ beginning of spring (around March normally).  the blooms last about four to twelve weeks.

once the orchid loses its bloom it is not dead! at this time you want to cut off spike 1/2 of an inch above it comes out from the stem.

most people keep their orchids in the shower (not directly under the water) while they are not in bloom – it helps them retain water without you having to water them while the plant is merely a stick with no bloom.

– smiley

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1

A new tip I learned lately, use an ice cube to water it. It melts slowly so it doesn't get overwhelmed or too dry!

2

great tip! thanks Montoya Y!

3

my grandma loves orchids...we always give her unusual ones as gifts 🙂