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Prevent Overwatering - Bonus to Watering with Ice

July 9, 2009

In case you're contemplating watering with ice, there now may be another benefit in support of this method!

Using ice cubes instead of water is not only easy to remember, it also decreases your chances of over-watering and helps to prevent your Just Add Ice Orchid from sitting in water because of the slow melting process. Now watering with ice has a new advantage; it may help your Just Add Ice Orchid to bloom more regularly!

The cooling temperatures that ice provides may stimulate flower spike production, which only occurs when orchids are exposed to lower temperatures for a period of time.  Check out this recent article from the Cleveland Botanical Garden for more information on the topic: Should You Water Your Orchids With Ice?