Orchids are tropical beauties known for being a little high maintenance. Taking care of a blooming orchid is pretty easy, but once the blooms have died it’s complicated to make the orchid bloom again. Follow these easy steps to take good care of your orchid all year long.
Orchids require a great amount of light in order to bloom all year long. However, keep in mind that direct sunlight can cause your plant to burn, so it’s best to place them near a north or east-facing window.
Orchids grow in tropical forests, which is why they need humidity to bloom. Add moisture to the air by placing a humidifier or a glass of water near your orchid. Another option is to place your orchid pot on a tray of wet pebbles, but under no circumstances should you let the plant sit in water.
Water your orchid only once a week in winter and twice if the weather is hot in the summer. Too much water can cause its roots to rot, so make sure that the soil is completely dried out before you water it.