How Not to Kill an Orchid

how not to kill an orchid

That title is a little deceiving seeing as I don’t know how not to kill an orchid.orchid 1

I got a gorgeous orchid for Mother’s Day and since then, I’ve been researching and trying to figure out how to keep this beauty alive.

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Orchids are notorious for being hard to care for. I admit, I was a little afraid at first, but I have since wholeheartedly embraced this caring for an orchid thing.

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Hey, if I can keep 3 human beings alive, I should be able to handle an orchid. Right?

I found a website all about caring for orchids and I’ve learned a few things.

1. The best time to water is in the morning

2. During dry months, water 1-2 times a week

3. Stay away from direct sunlight

4. Fertilize once a month

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That is a highly condensed version of all that’s out there about orchids. Honestly, it’s a bit overwhelming, so I’m just going to stick with the basics.

Do you have an orchid? Any tips?


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6 thoughts on “How Not to Kill an Orchid

  1. Three ice cubes a week, so you don’t over water…but don’t let them touch the leaves. (I live in TX, so my air is fairly dry, and warm, although we have had a cold winter this year). Definitely no direct sunlight. When I have had to turn on the heat, I will mist once a day, just to counter the dryer air.

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