Our instructions are tailored to meet the needs of each specific family of orchid. Please choose your orchid from the following 5 families by clicking on the picture, and we will take you directly to the section of the page that is all about your orchid. If you would like to view the instructions for all 5 families, just scroll down and read through them all. Enjoy!

Watering:The best way to determine if watering is needed is to insert a finger into the growing media and feel for dryness. If it is dry, a good rule of thumb is to water plants in the morning by running water through the pot in a sink under the faucet. Allow the water to run until it flows through the drain holes in the bottom of the pot, and always make sure that the plant does not sit in the water. If home conditions are dry, mist the plant in the morning, and make sure that the room has good air circulation.
When watering a Phalaenopsis, keep the growing media evenly moist, water every 3-7 days, and when a Phalaenopsis is in bud, do not allow the media to be totally dried out.


Light
:Phalaenopsis needs sufficiently bright, indirect light, but avoid direct sun light.


Temperature: Normal home temperature approximately 65-90°F, keep away from draft and heat. Please note that a sudden change in temperature may cause buds blasting and flowers dropping.


Feeding: For no brainer easy feedings, we recommend using Throw & GrowTM1 time release fertilizer 23-4-8 once to twice a year. By using Throw & GrowTM1 you will provide your orchid with continuous and regular feeding everytime you water! Caution: Always water orchids prior to applying fertilizer.


Repotting: Orchids prefers under potting to over potting. When the growing media breaks down, or when the plant is overgrow--it is time to repot. For easy care, no brainer repotting, use coconut husk chips to provide long lasting excellent drainage and to maintain moisture. This coconut husk chip media can last up to 4-5 years compared to the traditional orchid bark mix or sphagnum moss which only lasts 6 months-2 years. Please remember to firm the growing media around the edge of the pot by applying gentle pressure with your fingers.


Watering:The best way to determine if watering is needed is to insert a finger into the growing media and feel for dryness. If it is dry, a good rule of thumb is to water plants in the morning by running water through the pot in a sink under the faucet. Allow the water to run until it flows through the drain holes in the bottom of the pot, and always make sure that the plant does not sit in the water. If home conditions are dry, mist the plant in the morning, and make sure that the room has good air circulation.
When watering a Paphiopedilum, keep the growing media evenly moist but not soggy, water every 3-7 days.


Light
:Paphiopedilum prefers indirect or shaded light.


Temperature: Normal home temperature approximately 65-85°F, these orchids are able to tolerate slightly lower temperatures. Keep away from draft and heat, and note that sudden change of temperatures may cause buds blasting and flowers dropping.


Feeding: For no brainer easy feedings, we recommend using Throw & GrowTM1 time release fertilizer 23-4-8 once to twice a year. By using Throw & GrowTM1 you will provide your orchid with continuous and regular feeding every time you water! Caution: Always water orchids prior to applying fertilizer.


Repotting: Orchids prefers under potting to over potting. When the growing media breaks down, or when the plant is overgrow--it is time to repot. For easy care, no brainer repotting, we recommend our paphiopedilum coconut husk chip mix which consists of: 75% small size coconut husk chip, 20% sphagnum moss, and 5% #3 coarse perlite. Please remember to firm the growing media around the edge of the pot by applying gentle pressure with your fingers.


Watering: The best way to determine if watering is needed is to insert a finger into the growing media and feel for dryness. If it is dry, a good rule of thumb is to water plants in the morning by running water through the pot in a sink under the faucet. Allow the water to run until it flows through the drain holes in the bottom of the pot, and always make sure that the plant does not sit in the water. If home conditions are dry, mist the plant in the morning, and make sure that the room has good air circulation.
The watering requirements vary, depending on the type of oncidium. Oncidiums with fleshy roots and thicker leaves requires less watering than the oncidiums with slender roots and thing leaves. These orchids enjoy being half way dried out between watering.


Light
:Needs sufficiently bright and indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.


Temperature: Normal home temperature approximately 55-95°F, these orchids are able to tolerate slightly lower temperatures. Keep away from draft and heat, and note that sudden change of temperatures may cause buds blasting and flowers dropping.


Feeding: For no brainer easy feedings, we recommend using Throw & GrowTM1 time release fertilizer 23-4-8 once to twice a year. By using Throw & GrowTM1 you will provide your orchid with continuous and regular feeding every time you water! Caution: Always water orchids prior to applying fertilizer.


Repotting: Orchids prefers under potting to over potting. When the growing media breaks down, or when the plant is overgrow--it is time to repot. For easy care, no brainer repotting, use coconut husk chips to provide long lasting excellent drainage and to maintain moisture. This coconut husk chip media can last up to 4-5 years compared to the traditional orchid bark mix or sphagnum moss which only lasts 6 months-2 years. Please remember to firm the growing media around the edge of the pot by applying gentle pressure with your fingers. If you want to induce new new roots to grow, mist the plant once a day, and keep the media dry, keep up with this until new roots grow.


Watering:The best way to determine if watering is needed is to insert a finger into the growing media and feel for dryness. If it is dry, a good rule of thumb is to water plants in the morning by running water through the pot in a sink under the faucet. Allow the water to run until it flows through the drain holes in the bottom of the pot, and always make sure that the plant does not sit in the water. If home conditions are dry, mist the plant in the morning, and make sure that the room has good air circulation.
Dendrobiums like to be dried out between watering.


Light
:Need sufficiently bright and indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.


Temperature: Normal home temperature approximately 65-90°F. Keep away from draft and heat, and note that sudden change of temperatures may cause buds blasting and flowers dropping.


Feeding: For no brainer easy feedings, we recommend using Throw & GrowTM1 time release fertilizer 23-4-8 once to twice a year. By using Throw & GrowTM1 you will provide your orchid with continuous and regular feeding every time you water! Caution: Always water orchids prior to applying fertilizer.


Repotting: Orchids prefers under potting to over potting. When the growing media breaks down, or when the plant is overgrow--it is time to repot. For easy care, no brainer repotting, use coconut husk chips to provide long lasting excellent drainage and to maintain moisture. This coconut husk chip media can last up to 4-5 years compared to the traditional orchid bark mix or sphagnum moss which only lasts 6 months-2 years. Please remember to firm the growing media around the edge of the pot by applying gentle pressure with your fingers.


Watering:The best way to determine if watering is needed is to insert a finger into the growing media and feel for dryness. If it is dry, a good rule of thumb is to water plants in the morning by running water through the pot in a sink under the faucet. Allow the water to run until it flows through the drain holes in the bottom of the pot, and always make sure that the plant does not sit in the water. If home conditions are dry, mist the plant in the morning, and make sure that the room has good air circulation.
Unlike other orchids, mature Cattleya needs to dry out before each watering.


Light
:Need sufficiently bright and indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.


Temperature: Normal home temperature approximately 55-95°F. Keep away from draft and heat, and note that sudden change of temperatures may cause buds blasting and flowers dropping.


Feeding: Cattleyas needs to be fed on a regular basis. For no brainer easy feedings, we recommend using Throw & GrowTM1 time release fertilizer 23-4-8 once to twice a year. By using Throw & GrowTM1 you will provide your orchid with continuous and regular feeding every time you water! Caution: Always water orchids prior to applying fertilizer.


Repotting: Orchids prefers under potting to over potting. When the growing media breaks down, or when the plant is overgrow--it is time to repot. Cattleyas need a lot of drainage, hence we recommend large cut of coconut mix or coarser media. Please remember to firm the growing media around the edge of the pot by applying gentle pressure with your fingers.

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