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To get orchids to bloom or rebloom, there are several things you can do.Identify the proper lighting, watering schedule, potting specifics, and temperature preferences for your particular orchid species. Most orchids need a temperature drop at night to trigger production of a flower spike.

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  • How do you get an orchid to bloom?

  • Light for Getting Orchids to Bloom. When you move your orchid to brighter location, you may notice that the leaves become a lighter green. This is normal. Orchids that are getting enough light will have light or medium green leaves. While all orchids need light, most cannot tolerate direct sunlight.

  • How do you prune an orchid after flowering?

  • Once your orchid has flowered, you will be left with a flower spike from which most of the flowers have dropped. Don鈥檛 be tempted to cut it right down to the base. Instead, once all the flowers have fallen, cut off the stem to just above a visible joint (node).

  • How often do orchids bloom?

  • The blooming season usually ends around mid-February. The Phalaenopsis orchid usually blooms once every year. The blooms can last for several months. When the flowers fall off, a few more flowers might bloom from the same spike, but not always.

  • Can you grow orchids for their foliage?

  • She has over 30 years of experience as a home gardener designing, planting, and maintaining ornamental flower, vegetable, and herb gardens. With the exception of certain orchids like the ludisia, gardeners don鈥檛 generally grow orchids for their foliage.