The blooms of your orchids will stay fresh longer
if you follow these simple steps:
Water your plants properly. (Follow
Do not let water stagnate in between their leaves or any nooks, as it promotes
rot that will happen very rapidly overnight killing the plant or causing severe
Do not let plants sit in water, as bacteria will grow and cause roots to rot
and the plant will die.
Do not water them too often. When you do, make it in the morning or during
the day so water
has time to dry off of leaves.
Watering depends on the time of year, the potting medium, and if using
General rule of thumb is if the potting material is already damp, there is more
than enough water!
Allowing the media to dry out between waterings if beneficial and may only take
a few days in
hot summer air but may take 3-4 weeks inside during the winter!
Do not expose them to excess air movement. Even the slightest air movement over
long periods of time
will cause buds to dry out and die. The air movement around the plant if too
great causes the humidity
to decrease causing a desert like condition. Avoid air conditioners, heaters,
any appliance with a fan e.g. a fridge.
Do not place them next to or on top of heat sources (radiators,
refrigerators,...) as these heat
sources continuously dry the air around them and this will desiccate your
Do not expose them to direct sun in the middle of the day. Leaves will burn
& flowers will wilt.
Maintain reasonable temperatures: day time temperatures from 70 F to 85 F and
night time temperatures
from 60 F to 65 F will keep your blooms fresh for the longest time.