orchid

Phalaenopsis orchids are flowers of tropical origin that adapt very well as a houseplant. The cultivation and maintenance of the phalaenopsis orchid is very accessible, and it can bloom all year round.

Planting or repotting, watering or exposure, here are our maintenance tips for a beautiful flowering throughout the seasons.

It is also called “butterfly orchid” for the resemblance of its flowers to the latter.

Ideal exposure for orchid

orchid exhibitionThe exposure of your orchid is important to guarantee a beautiful flowering.

Orchid and light:

Too much sun could be fatal to it, but a lack of light will prevent it from flowering.

The ideal temperature is of 18 to 22°

  • The phalaenopsis orchid will also be at ease outdoors during the summer months.
  • The orchid can therefore be taken out from the month of May.
  • Either way, choose a bright placebut without direct sunlight.

> To read also: Orchid in summer, the care to bring

Watering orchids

The phalaenopsis orchid needs to be watered regularly but not excessively at the risk of rotting the roots.

It is therefore preferable to do not flood the substrate while maintaining the humidity it needs.

Never leave stagnant water at the bottom of the pot, drain well after watering.

Watering frequency:

Think about mist the foliage very regularly (ideally every day) in order to recreate the warm and humid environment in which it lives in its natural state.

For further : How to water a potted orchid?

Orchid after flowering

flowering orchidAfter a few weeks of a beautiful flowering, the flower fades. Don’t worry, if your orchid bloomed once, chances are it will bloom again.

  • This is normal, flowering can last several weeks, but eventually stops.
  • You can sometimes wait several weeks before seeing an orchid bloom again.

Once wilted, there is a technique to make the orchid bloom again after flowering.

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Bring back an orchid

The phalaenopsis orchid may bloom again after the first bloom :

  • flowering orchidCut the stem of which the flowers have faded, about halfway up, and just above an eye (the eye is a bulge at the level of the stem)

If it is already a second floweringcut short the stem on which the flowers have faded.

  • Throughout the life of your orchid, you will cut short the stems that have produced flowers.

If your orchid no longer blooms but that it keeps very green leaves:

  • Put it in a cooler place (about 14-15°C) for a fortnight while
  • Reduce the number of waterings.
  • At the end of these 15 days, put it back in this place and wait for the appearance of a new floral stem.

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Repot an orchid

Like all indoor plants, repotting the orchid is part of the life of the plant and its root system.

When and how to repot the orchid:

Repotting is important. This operation is generally carried out every 2 or 3 years and is essential to help the development of your plant.

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