Jokes0 min ago
I Would Like To See My Orchid Bloom Again...
I was given an orchid 2 months ago.It had yellow flowers and I would like to see it flower again. It looks healthy but the flowers are now gone. I suppose that it is now dormant. How do I look after it.The compost is nearly dry.I welcome any advice.
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If it is a 'moth orchid', the ones for sale in great abundance at present, simply cut the dead flower stalk off above the highest node (or dormant shoot). You should water it by immersing the pot in water(preferably rain water in hard water areas) for 10 mins every week or so depending on how quickly it dries out. It will need plenty of light but not full sun. It should flower again quite soon before the winter dormant period. Orchids need definite seasons with a cool winter to trigger flowering.