Over-watering is the No. 1 cause of orchid failure and the reason Just Add Ice Orchids are so popular with both experienced and first-time orchid growers. Just Add Ice Orchids take all the guesswork out of watering exotic orchid plants. As the name implies, you use ice cubes to water these beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchid plants. Adding just three ice cubes to the pot of your Just Add Ice Orchid once a week is all it takes to ensure that your orchid receives exactly the right amount of water each week.
It’s easy to over-water not only orchids, but any indoor plant. After spending all summer pouring water over outdoor garden beds to protect plants from summer’s wilting heat, it’s hard to rein back our watering habits when gardening moves indoors. People have a natural tendency to think all plants need water – lots of water – to thrive. While this is often true outdoors, particularly in hot, dry summer weather, it is not a universal truth.
Not only do different types of plants have different water requirements; but season, location and environment can affect how much water a plant needs. For example, plants located in a very humid room generally require less-frequent watering; while plants located in a dry, sunny room often require more-frequent watering. Changing seasons also impact the watering needs of indoor plants. During the winter, most indoor plants go into a mild state of hibernation in which growth slows. While in this state, plants require less water. Over-watering can damage delicate roots, causing them to rot and the plant to fail. This is the fate that befalls many orchid plants when watered too frequently. Just Add Ice Orchids and their easy to remember three ice cubes a week watering schedule take the guesswork out of watering and ensure that your Phalaenopsis Orchid will thrive year round.