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Caring for orchids

Follow our easy care tips to
keep your plant flowering
again and again

Orchids from Waitrose Florist

Hints and tips to care
for your orchid

A plant can flower for up to 8 weeks under the right conditions, but it can vary depending on the type of orchid and season.

Keep the stems pinned to support supplied.

After flowering, cut the stem down to the first stem joint, reduce the temperature to approx 10℃ (50F) for four weeks, and a new flower spike may follow.

The lower, 'aerial' roots are where the plant will take in moisture from the air. Don't cut these as they are key to its growth.

Water weekly by drenching the moss or bark, then allow to drain. Do not allow the roots to become waterlogged as they will rot.

Using a house plant food occasionally will prolong plant life, but use only whilst the orchid is in flower.

Place in good natural light, but away from direct sunlight and cool draughts. Ideally keep in a warm room with a temperature between 17-23℃ (62-73F).

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