Asked by: Concordia Tiessen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th May, 2020

How often should I water my indoor orchid?

In general, water once a week during the winter and twice a week when the weather turns warm and dry. The size of your orchid container also helps determine how often you need to water, regardless of climate conditions. Typically, a 6-inch pot needs water every 7 days and a 4-inch pot needs water every 5 to 6 days.

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Regarding this, what is the best way to water an orchid?

To water orchids, wait until they're almost dry and then water sparingly to mimic their natural environment. Look at the potting soil for the first indication of how dry the orchid is. If the soil looks dry and dusty, it may be time to water. When watering your orchid, make sure the pot has drainage holes.

Similarly, can you use ice cubes to water orchids? First, repot your orchid into a vase using potting soil, if it isn't already in a vase, and then water the orchid with one ice cube a week. For larger orchids, use two ice cubes a week. The ice cube melts slowly and gives the orchid a slow drip of hydration, so that it doesn't drown it.

Besides, how do you care for an indoor orchid plant?

Orchids need ample water but should be allowed to dry out some between waterings. One way to check for watering is by poking your finger about an inch into the growing media. If it's dry, give it some water; otherwise, let it be. Indoor orchid plants also need adequate humidity, about fifty to seventy percent.

Should I mist my orchids?

You may also want to mist the orchid with a spray bottle daily. Misting gives the orchid more humidity but does not create a soggy root environment. It is best to put your orchid where it will receive medium indirect sunlight. A fact many beginners do not know is that orchids need a period of dark each night.

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