This Simple Hack Will Keep Your Orchid Alive Longer
Place orchids on south, east, or west-facing windowsills for bright indirect sunlight; they thrive on light and insufficient exposure can lead to issues.
Water once a week on average; use an ice cube for a steady stream of water that won't overwhelm delicate roots.
Orchid roots are light green and firm; if they appear green, take a break from watering.
Temperature and Humidity:
Orchids thrive between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit; maintain humidity between 30-40% or slightly higher.
After blooming cycle, prune flowering spikes close to the base to prepare for the next cycle.
Ice Cube Trick:
Yes, it works; a study compared ice and traditional watering, yielding similar results. Personal preference determines watering method.
Phalaenopsis orchids are forgiving and commonly available; orchids labeled as "hard to care for" are manageable with the right environment and care.