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Nippy
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15-08-2016, 03:35 PM

Orchids

I was given a lovely Orchid, wrapped in a plastic sleeve for my Birthday.
Care instructions and virtually non existant.
Can anyone give me any advice please.
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15-08-2016, 05:33 PM
After several I have only just learned through googling how to care for orchids.
They do not like to be to wet but do not allow them to dry out. Feed while flowering I feed mine and water with the food about once a month and spray the flowers finely every so often I do mine roughly once a fortnight to 3 weeks.
I have mine on a sunny window ledge but not direct sunlight. Kept it going since valentines day longest I have kept one.
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15-08-2016, 06:08 PM
Great thanks Lynn.
What food do you use, is it a special orchid food?
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15-08-2016, 06:49 PM
Don't know much about them but have managed to keep one in flower for nearly 2 years. I have watered it thoroughly once a week and let it drain for a couple of hours and fed it about once a month with special orchid feed. I have today just cut off the flowering stems as all the blooms were about to drop and repotted it. Fingers crossed I will get more new shoots. It is on my kitchen table in front of a window but not in direct sun.

Good luck with keeping yours, but I think they are quite forgiving plants.
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15-08-2016, 07:18 PM
Yes special orchid feed Nippy.
I think they like the see through pots when you re-pot them.
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