Care of orchids - Knowledgebase Question

Staten Island, NY (Zone 6B)
Question by myvaleriew
May 17, 2007
What is the best way to take care of an orchid?


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Answer from NGA
May 17, 2007

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To some extent this depends on what specific kind of orchid you have. However, in general, bright but indirect light along with high humidity are good for orchids. Good air circulation is also important. It is normal for the roots to grow out of the container so do not repot it too soon. To water, moisten the growing medium thoroughly, then allow it to dry slightly before watering again.

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