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How to Water Phalaenopsis Orchids

Overwatering is the No. 1 reason Phalaenopsis orchids fail. Tree-growing orchids in their native tropical environment, Phalaenopsis orchids have thick, fleshy roots that are designed to absorb moisture from the air. To...

How Can You Tell Your Orchid Needs to Be Repotted?

As a rule of thumb, Phalaenopsis orchids must be repotted every year or two. You can tell it is time to repot your orchid when:  The orchid has outgrown its pot and new growth and roots are spilling over the edge of...

Plastic or Clay: Which Is Better for Potting Orchids?

Phalaenopsis orchids can be planted in any container that provides adequate drainage and sufficient root ventilation, as long as an appropriate orchid-potting media is used. Many Phalaenopsis orchid owners prefer to...