Orchids - Knowledgebase Question

Venice, Fl
Question by budteagardin
May 8, 2010
When do you fertilize orchids

Answer from NGA
May 8, 2010


In nature, orchids obtain nutrients from organic debris that collects around their roots. Orchids will grow best if you follow this process by fertilizing them often. There are many types of fertilizers available that are convenient to use and will keep your orchids healthy and beautiful. With that said, I simply use a water soluable houseplant fertilizer (Miracle Gro, Peter's, Shultz's, etc.) and dilute it to half strength and feed my orchids once a month. This provides a constant source of nutrients without overwhelming the plant. Give it a try!

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