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Just Add Ice Watering Method Makes Orchid Care Simple

May 16, 2012

Considered the prima donnas of the flower world, orchids have a reputation for being difficult to grow and tricky to care for. While that may be true of some orchid species and hybrids, Just Add Ice Orchids are a happy exception to the rule. Big, beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids are bred for hardiness and simple care. Just Add Ice Orchids get their name from their uniquely simple watering system—the secret weapon that makes our orchids so simple to grow.

Simple as 1-2-3

As the name implies, watering our orchids is a simple matter of adding 3 ice cubes to your orchid’s pot once a week. As the ice cubes slowly melt, your Phalaenopsis orchid receives the ideal amount of water to grow strong and healthy. Our ice cube watering method prevents over-watering, which is the No. 1 cause of orchid failure.

The Perfect Amount of Water

When orchid roots are immersed in a soggy soup of water and potting mix, they quickly turn mushy and begin to die unless rescued. In nature, Phalaenopsis orchids attach themselves to high tree branches and receive most of their moisture requirements from the humid air of South American and Pacific island jungles. Small amounts of water are easily absorbed by the orchid, but roots “drown” when too much water is present.

Free Watering Reminders

The only problem with a weekly watering schedule is that it’s hard to remember when to add the ice cubes. Free watering reminders are offered on the Just Add Ice website and are recommended, especially for new owners. Choose from email, text or desktop wallpaper reminders. Click here to sign up for your free orchid watering reminder today!