How to Get Orchids to Bloom Repeatedly
Are orchids hard to take care of?
The answer is no. Orchids are one of the easiest plants to maintain and don’t need much action on your end except for watering them. The biggest challenge in taking care of orchids is not making sure that you do enough, but ensuring that you do not do too much. Most orchids die because their owners water them excessively.
Do orchids need soil?
No, Orchids do very well without it. Orchids are best suited to grow using charcoal as a medium instead of soil as it can help to eliminate any moisture buildup that can lead to odor. When you purchase an orchid plant from a nursery, it would be good to get orchids that are already growing on charcoal as it will be much easier to re-pot them.
How to water an orchid
When watering an orchid plant, ensure that you only water the roots. Try not to let the leaves get wet as water tends to accumulate easily at the base of the leaves and this can lead to the rotting of the plant. If you are not confident with your watering skills, you can try using a spray bottle to spray water on the roots. Alternatively, you can try placing ice cubes on the roots themselves and let the ice water the plant slowly as it melts.
Repotting an orchid
If the growing medium of the orchid plant is charcoal, then repotting will be easy, all you have to do is to transfer it into a bigger pot and add more charcoals around the roots until the pot has been filled. When the growing medium is something large, chunky, and allows the roots to dry out easily, it is relatively easy for repotting. However, if the growing medium is soil instead, I would recommend that you gently sweep away the soil in the roots and replace it with charcoal.
How to care for orchid indoors
The beauty of orchids is that they can easily grow indoors and elevate the entire room with their presence. When growing indoors, you have to make sure that the room stays within 20 °C to 30 °C. It is also important that the plant can receive sunlight for at least 8 hours a day.
How to keep orchids blooming
The most important thing to do would be to ensure it is regularly given nutrients to grow. When growing orchids on charcoal as a medium, it is best to use liquid fertilizers so that it is easier for the roots to receive the nutrients.
Do orchids need light?
Orchids do best when they can receive full sunlight for at least 4 hours a day. If you cannot provide it with full sunlight, ensure that it can receive shaded light for 8 hours a day.
Care of orchids after flowering
When well taken care of, orchids can bloom many times during their lifespan. It is important that it is well-fed with nutrients and given enough sunlight. Once you get the hang of it, you will realize that taking care of orchids is easy and does not require more than 10 minutes a week,