Orchid Care Instructions


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Your Orchid should be considered as an indoor plant needing relatively stable temperatures, which fall almost perfectly within the comfort zone you enjoy inside your home. 

A minimum temperature of 12 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius is optimal, however Orchids will tolerate temperatures down to 5 degrees Celsius and temperatures as high as 35 degrees Celsius for short periods of time. Please remember that temperatures close to a window on a windowsill will be colder or hotter than the ambient (room) temperature of your home. 

Your orchid requires medium to high humidity not just to grow well but also for the flowers to last and not to have a bud drop. To help improve humidity, place plant on a saucer of gravel, wet the gravel but be sure the base of the pot is above the water level. Evaporation of the water as the temperature rises will help increase humidity. Misting plants will also help. Please not that air conditioners (and heaters) will dry out the air in the room, which will lower the humidity, which will dry out the plant and shorten the life of the flowers.

Orchids enjoy low light and must be protected from direct, unfiltered sun. A brightly lit room out of direct sun is recommended. If your Orchid does not want to re-bloom, you might have to increase the light it receives. Leaf colour is a good indicator whether your plant is getting sufficient light – it should be olive green. Red tinged leaves or yellow green leaves indicate too much light. Dark green leaves indicate too little light.


Water is especially critical for your Orchid as their leaves are the main water-storage organs. A good tip is to keep the roots just damp but the leaves as dry as possible.

This means thoroughly water your Orchid and let the potting soil nearly dry out before watering again. After watering, the leaves should dry off as quickly as possible by placing your Orchid in a breezy spot for an hour or two after watering. Excess water in the crown (where the leaves join) of the Orchid can be removed with tissue, which will help prevent rot. Your potting soil as well as the weather and season will determine how often you water your plant, sphagnum (peat) moss has a much greater capacity to retain water than bark and fine coconut, peat tends to stay damp very long because of the particle size of the mix.


Foliar feed fertilizer is recommended for optimal growth and flowering. Follow instructions of the fertilizer you have purchased according to flowing and growing cycle of your Orchid. Flowers usually last up to 12 weeks.


When flowers have withered, cut flower stem off between the third and fourth node (about 3 -5 cm from the body) and a new flower stem will shoot out from a dormant eye and will flower for a second time.


Contact iloveza.com Team for assistance on the subject of re-potting.

Pests and Diseases

Pests and diseases include Mealy bug and fugal as well as bacterial rot.

Contact iloveza.com Team for assistance with the removal of pests and diseases.


The above basic care instructions should be sufficient for the care of your Orchid.

Additional in-depth information can be found at book stores or Orchid Societies.


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