orchid care and repottins - Knowledgebase Question

Pahrump, Ne
Question by mardon
June 16, 2009
How do I take care of them and whrn do I put it in another pot?


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Answer from NGA
June 16, 2009

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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. Orchids bloom best when they are pot bound so don't be in a hurry to repot yours. Usually every 3-4 years is often enough. Enjoy your orchid!

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