Once orchids bloom, we all want their beautiful flowers to stay forever! However, as that’s too much to ask for, we can help you keep them fresh for a long time!
The basic need for orchids to keep flowers fresh on the stem for a long time is the right temperature. If you have the pot near a drafty window or an AC vent – it is a sure shot way to kill its blooms.
So, what could be done? Well, ensure the orchid stays in the temperature range of60-75°F (15-24°C) along with a humidity level of 40-60-%. Once your plant blossoms, getting a humidifier will be a great call!
Now that we have taken care of the temperature let’s come to the second most important point in prolonging the blooms – watering. I know you have heard it in many articles, but this is essential!
Avoid misting the flowers – You might think it will keep them fresh. Well, I’m sorry to break that bubble for you – It will Not! Avoid daily watering; water the plant only when the growing medium feels dry to the touch
Alternatively, you can dissolve one aspirin tablet in a gallon of water and use the solution to water the plant. As they contain <a href=«https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=» https: target="_blank" rel=«noopener»>salicylic acid, it can certainly help orchids in defense against diseases and stress management.
Oh! That song – reminds me of all theindirect light orchids love to bask in. Do not keep them in the direct sun – NO, Sir! It can burn those delicate blooms.
A north or east-facing window exposure is something these blooms will thank you for!
The key to keeping the blooms fresh and long-lasting on the plant is to feed them lightly – do not go all in with the fertilizer. What you can do is – dilute a balanced liquid blend to 1/4 of itsRead more on balconygardenweb.com