Watering your orchids

How frequently you need to water depends on the amount of moisture in the potting medium.

Feel the potting medium to ensure it is dry before watering.

Orchids can handle a decent soak once every two weeks.

Avoid getting the crown of the plant wet, but the roots enjoy sitting in lots of water for a short period.

Ensure the water can drain away quickly and allow the pot to dry out completely before watering again.

Top tip: Because orchids prefer tropical warm conditions, they prefer more water during summer (once a week), and less during winter (once every second week).

Top tip: Feed with a balanced orchid fertiliser mixed into water, once every two weeks.

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