How can you best take care of a flowering orchid?
- Place the orchid in a sunny place, but not in direct sunlight. Put the orchid in a room temperature.
- Keep the orchid moist. Therefore, water the plant at least once a week during the summer and in the winter. Make sure that the roots of the plant do not remain in the water. Therefore, preferably remove the residual water from the pot after watering.
- From April to October you can give the plant some plant food once every 2 weeks, in order to achieve optimal growth and flowering.
What can you do when the plant has finished?
- When the plant has finished flowering, you can cut off the branch with faded flowers. Do this just above the earth.
- With good treatment, the plant will make new shoots, from which new branches come. This treatment is the same as with a flowering orchid.
- It varies per species when flowers are re-introduced into the plant. For example, a Zygopetalem can flourish 3 times a year. An Oncidium will bloom again after 9-12 months.
A zygopetalum will take you home to be surprised several times when the orchid starts to bloom again.