The Orchids New Shoes
Spring is the time of year for repotting orchids. I’ve started with this one. It is quite easy. I do the same way I would if I was repotting any plant. The orchids require bark instead of soil although I do use orchid potting mix whixh contains a slow release fertilizer.
Orchids like to have dry feet. Overwatering is their worse enemy. Fertilizing the orchids is the key for blooms. I water every two weeks. I ferilize with a diluted liquid fertilizer every three weeks but bring it down to every two weeks when I know they will be blooming soon. If I am going away I use fertilzer pellets which dissolve when you water. If you don’t want to cut the blooms they will last up to two monts. If you cut them and place them in a vase they will last up to two weeks.
Happy orchid growing ….