Orchid Care Guide

Most of our orchids are Phalaenopsis which typically bloom about once a year for up to three months. After a blooming cycle, the flowers will wilt and fall off. This is the orchid’s way to store up energy to re-bloom again next season.

The plant thrives in bright indirect light but can tolerate medium indirect light. Direct sun tolerance is species dependent.

Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing potting medium to dry out between waterings. Because many of our gardens go out planted with supports, we recommend keeping them in the planter and watering them with a gentle mist from the sink or a spray bottle. 

Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. This plant can benefit from extra humidity. Placing it in a kitchen or bathroom is ideal. But if in another location, misting the plant (leaves and roots, not blooms) is also helpful.

Most Orchids are epiphytes fond of tight quarters. Keeping them in their grow pots keeps roots compact and provides drainage and air circulation.

Sad Plant Signs

  • Wilting, wrinkling leaves: Underwatered
  • Yellowing leaves: Overwatered, or too much sun
  • Wilting flowers: Ending its yearly blooming cycle, storing up energy to re-bloom
  • Buds drying up before blooming: Not enough light, not enough water
  • Buds not blooming: Not enough light