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 I get my orchid to bloom?
Most orchids need a temperature drop at night to trigger production of a flower spike. Regularly fertilizing and monitoring your orchid鈥檚 nutrient levels will also help ensure that your orchid blooms frequently and on time. Tailoring your orchid care to your orchid鈥檚 preferences is essential.
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.
What happens when an orchid goes into dormancy?
When an orchid enters dormancy, the spike and leaves should still be green and well-hydrated. This indicates that the plant is still alive. Investigate the plant and if the spike and leaves still look healthy, it’s possible to rebloom. Depending on your type of orchid, leaves could fall off during dormancy too.