the orchid is or the orchid family (Orchidaceae) are widespread worldwide, especially the Phalaenopsis . They are considered the queen of flowers and they are considered especially beautiful. There are about 1000 different genera and about 15,000-30,000 species are recognized by botanists.
Orchids are generally considered to be very persistent, so it is no wonder that the beautiful flowers adorn so many homes. Especially the Phalaenopsis with its lush flowers is very popular with us. It is comparatively robust and easier to care for than other orchid species. It is therefore perfect for beginners and newbies.
Orchid care – what to look for
A right Orchid care is not witchcraft. Here you will find out what you need to know about watering, separating, fertilizing, repotting and the correct location.
The right location, where should it go?
If you have a Location for the orchid then please take into account that the plants do not like heat or drafts. The Phalaenopsis prefers a partially shady location and not blazing sunlight.
Water orchids, yes, but please not too much!
To the Water orchids the following applies: “Less is more”. This principle applies in many ways to this potted plant. The need varies from species to species, but in general an orchid requires little water. Too much water is probably the most common reason for dying in our living rooms at home.
Originally an orchid gets its nutrients from the air and rainwater. It is therefore good for the plant if it is exposed to high humidity and if it is watered with ambient warm rainwater.
– Water or water once or twice a week
– Avoid waterlogging in the pot, allow excess water to run off
– If necessary, dip into the water and allow to drain instead of pouring from above
How often do you have to fertilize an orchid?
An orchid needs a regular but comparative weak fertilization. If you feed your orchid with orchid fertilizer from time to time, the plant will show you that it is enjoying the nutrients it needs to grow and bloom.
– Only fertilize sparingly
– Use special orchid fertilizers
– Fertilize every two weeks or three weeks at the latest
– Note the rest times of the orchids
What should be considered when cutting orchids?
Cutting orchids is not always necessary, because some orchid species lose their leaves by themselves when they are resting. You can also cut off dead plant parts. Dead leaves can be recognized by their yellow discoloration and the fact that they have completely dried up. Use a sharp knife and not scissors to cut off dead, dried out parts of the plant in order to avoid bruising at the cut.
Can you repot orchids?
Of course you can Repot orchids, but … There are special rules for repotting orchids as there is a risk of damaging the sensitive plants. If possible, you should wait until spring before repotting, because after repotting, growth initially slows down. If the new shoots of the plant are already a few centimeters tall in spring, new roots will form more quickly. You can give the plant a few days of rest after repotting. So for now, skip watering and spray the leaves to keep them a little moist. It is usually sufficient to repot an orchid every two years.
Buy cheap orchids online
If you would like to buy an easy-care Phalaenopsis, we recommend a visit to our online flower shop. In addition to orchids, we have many different houseplants, such as aloe vera, stephanotis and anthurium in our range.