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  • How do I take care of my phalaenopsis orchid?

    Created by janssen on

    My husband bought a mini Phalaenopsis from Orchid Republic in Sherman Oaks. It is potted in bark mix with moss. I put it near the window. Any tips for watering this plant? I’m thinking of doing it once a week. Also, any advice for using fertilizer?

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello –

    If your phalaenopsis orchid is potted in a bark/ moss mix then watering once a week should be sufficient. Of course, how often you water will vary with the amount of light and heat your plant receives. As you become more familiar with the plant you may be able to tell by the weight of the pot whether or not you need to water. As for fertilizer, we recommend Dyna-Gro Orchid Pro Plant Food. Mix 1/2 tsp per gallon of water every time you water. Flush away accumulated salts from the potting mix with water once a month.

    Happy gardening!



    Thank you for the tips!



    I’m very carefully monitoring the temperature in the room where my orchid grows. Also use special fertilizers

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