orchid confusion - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by twlight8
September 6, 2010
i bought an orchid yesterday and asked the watering guy in the store how to care for them. . . he said one thing and i looked on this site and it says another. i checked to make sure it was deffinantly the same plant. . . who should i trust???

Answer from NGA
September 6, 2010
Orchids are some of the most popular and rewarding houseplants! There are many, many kinds, each with different requirements, but here are some general care tips for orchids: They like daytime temperatures of about 70F degrees in the summer, 60F in the winter, and a drop of ten degrees at night. Cool nights are important. Give them bright light, 10-15 hours each day. Supplement with artificial light in the winter time if necessary. Keep the potting medium moist, but reduce the frequency of watering during the winter months. Mist the leaves occasionally. Keep them out of drafts and shade them from direct sunshine. Enjoy your new orchid!

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