Phalaenopsis orchids should be planted
in a loose, chunky growing media that promotes fast drainage and allows air circulation around the plant’s roots (available at home and garden stores) to thrive.
Use filtered water containing as little salt as possible to moisten your orchid. The roots of your orchid can break
if they take in too much salt, resulting in discoloration or death.
If the part of the orchid that connects the leaves and the roots is mushy, it is time to toss the plant
Make sure you do not miss a day of watering your orchid with our computer desktop watering calendars. There is a calendar available for each day of the week.
It is important to know that an orchid is better off being too dry than too wet. Overwatering
can result in root rot.
The Chinese continue to use orchids for medicinal purposes
today, most commonly in the form of medicinal tea.
When you are deciding where to place
your Phalaenopsis orchids, you should not choose spots that receive harsh sunlight or direct draft from a cooling or heating vent.
It is important to know that an orchid is better off being too dry than too wet. Overwatering can result in root rot.