Orchids are some of the prettiest flowers in my opinion. They remind me of the tropics, and I so wish i was on vacation to anywhere tropical right now. My mom is like the queen of orchids. I don’t remember when exactly she started collecting them but it’s been years and she can’t stop herself from buying more every year. Hers bloom without fail every year and then she cuts them back when the flowers fall off and then they regrow/bloom. I have one orchid plant at my condo and while I was watering mine recently I thought it would make for a useful blog post to show how to care for orchids.
So orchids need to be watered about once a week. It’s actually really easy. I put the orchid in my kitchen sink and fill the entire planter with water. Fill it to the top. Let it sit there in the water for about 10 minutes. Then, pull the plant out of the larger pot and pour out the excess water. That’s it! I usually go back a little while later and empty out any more water that may have drained out. That’s all you have to do. I sometimes wipe down the leaves too so that dust doesn’t collect on them etc. I’ve heard you should do that with plants too so that the dust doesn’t block the sun from reaching the plant.
And in case you’re interested, this is the orchid filled windowsill in my parents’ living room. So many!
So if you ever see orchids in the shop and you want to get one but don’t know how to care for it, you can see it’s really easy!