So you just got a brand new orchid and you want to know what to do?
- The first thing I do is make sure the orchid has proper water drainage. Most orchids are sold in pots without a drainage hole which produces root rot an eventually kills an orchid as shown here… Click this link.
- Then I usually wait to water it till the mix is completely dry. Most orchids are overpacked with mix and then overwatered before we get them to make sure they are still in bloom for the stores that sell them. I water my orchids this way… Click this link.
- Then I sit back and enjoy the blooms which may not last long since it has probably been in bloom for quite some time before I got it. Orchids bloom typically for a few months but store bought ones have already been in bloom before they were shipped. These blooms naturally fall off as shown here… Click this link.
- Once the blooms fall off naturally I cut the bloom stem back as shown here… Click this link.
- I then typically repot them as shown here… Click this link.
Do you have a question? I love helping people out and answering questions!
Here is some info on that:
I welcome questions but overall if you read the other blog post first on watering, fertilizing, repotting etc. it helps both of us know what is going on a little more before you ask a question. I sometimes get people who are so excited about orchids (like me) that they ask a question before reading the other blog post and then I spend a lot of time linking those post in my answers
When leaving a comment or emailing – please answer these questions;
- How long you have had your orchid?
- What type of orchid it is – it's fine if you don't know
- What the problem/question is
- How are you watering it? How much and and how often?
- Does it have a drainage hole?
- Also a picture of your “troubled” orchid helps. If you can't take a picture that is fine.
Hope that helps,