CARING FOR ORCHIDS

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Orchids are effectively air plants. They thrive in a humid, warm area with lots of indirect sunlight (so if indoors, avoid placing them under an AC vent). Their legs and roots do not like to be left soaking in water. Water once a week by soaking them in a bowl of water for 20 minutes, allowing the water to drain, and returning them to their pot. Once a month, mist the roots with a mixture of water and orchid food. Their blooms should last several weeks or months. When the last bloom falls off, cut the stem above the fourth node (i.e. segment) and continue to mist with light fertilizer, until they bloom again. Orchids will thrive outdoors in the shade in warm weather.

FAITorchids, air plants