The orchid belongs to one of the largest plant families on earth, and stands out for its special flowers. It’s a subtropical plant, originally from Southeast Asia and Australia. In this article we’ll share three tips on how to care for orchids, so that you can enjoy your plant extra long.
The best place
Orchids love a lot of sun, but can’t withstand direct sunlight. The plant doesn’t like too much heat, so keep it away from the heating. The ideal room temperature for an orchid is between 20 and 22 degrees. Be careful with placing fruit next to your plant, because some types of fruit excrete a certain gas, which makes your plant age faster.
In summer, the orchid only needs to be watered once a week. In the winter, once every ten days is sufficient.The best way to water your orchid is to leave a layer of water in your sink and place the plant in it. Do this preferably in the morning, because then the orchid can absorb the water best. In the winter you can occasionally spray your orchid with some water, to slightly increase the humidity. But don’t spray water on the flowers, because they can get brown spots.
Besides water, an orchid also needs fertilizer. Fertilizing orchids properly, will help them grow faster and bloom more. Providing fertilizer once a month during summer and once every two months during the winter will ensure that your plant stays healthy and will grow larger each year.