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Delightful, unique and delicate flowers make the orchid one of the most popular decorative plants. The color of the orchid depends on the species and with more than 25,000 species there is a color to please everyone. The most common phalaenopsis is delicate, but rather easy to maintain.

White Orchid – Green Corner Florist – Montreal Florist

Quick information:

  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Type: houseplant
  • Origin: tropical
  • Color: many
  • Exposure: subdued sun
  • Flowering : summer
  • Soil: soil, water
  • Height: 15 to 70 cm inside

Location and temperature:

The ideal temperature for an orchid is between 18 and 25°C (68 and 86°F) during the day and between 18 and 25°C (64 and 77°F) during the night. Thus, the temperature of a house or apartment is ideal for its growth. If the temperature drops below 15°C (59°F), the plant’s growth will slow down and it may lose its flowers. Of tropical origin, the orchid particularly likes bright light, but direct sunlight can burn its leaves. It can live without bright light, but its growth will be slow and the color of the flowers will be affected. A window that receives morning light is also ideal.

Watering:

Watering the orchid is different from other plants since they have aerial roots. In its natural environment, it is a plant that grows suspended from trees by its roots that harvest moisture and rain. In a pot, it must be hung on a support, and its roots often come out of their pot.

To know when your orchid needs to be watered, look at the color of the roots. When they begin to whiten, it is a sign that the plant begins to thirst. At this time, fill the pot cover with water and let the plant soak for at least a minute. You will quickly see the roots begin to green showing that they are now well hydrated. You can also simply take the plant out of its pot cover and soak it in water. Then, wait for it to drip before putting it back in its pot cover.

Maintain your orchid:

To ensure good growth, it is advisable to remove flowers that are starting or fading. The leaves should also be removed once they are completely yellow. When your orchid has no flowers left, stop watering it for about a month. Afterwards, start the normal watering again, starting with a first bath a little longer than usual. This will shock your orchid and it will start flowering again.