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Steps:

  • Water – Let orchids dry out before watering. Once they’re dry, place them under a sink and run the water until it starts pouring out of the bottom of the pot. Once it does, count to ten before turning the water off.
  • Fertilizer – Use fertilizer “weakly weekly,” meaning use only a little bit of fertilizer once a week to keep the plant strong. Only fertilize after watering.
  • Ventilation – Place orchids in an area where there is ventilation and air can cycle through the plant.
  • Sunlight – Place orchids near a South/Southeast facing window, but don’t place them directly in sunlight.
  • Temperature – Drop the temperature in the room the orchids are at night to help them grow stronger.

Resources:

Orchids and the products required to care for them, including fertilizer and planting media like sphagnum moss, can be purchased from a nursery or home center.