Care of orchids
The Care of Orchids is not that difficult if a few bassic principles are understood and followed.
Over wateringis often the most common mistake of Orchid beginners.The Orchid plant will show signs of stress when they are overwatered and the root system does not have a chance to breath. If this occurs it means the roots are not getting the oxygen it needs and may go on to die. You will also notice some of the leaves may be turning yellow and drop off (also a sign of under watering). The pseudo pods will have furrows which run the length of them. The leaves will become thinner, won't fully expand and will wilt.
The type of medium will also dictate which kind of fertilizer you use. But whichever it is, remember that weakly/weekly is the rule, feeding your orchids at about ¼ the recommended strength,every 7-10 days. When preparing the bed for your orchids, be sure that it has good drainage by putting down either a layer of crushed rock, 15” under the surface, or by loosening it up with some compost and peat moss. Orchids are a plant that likes humidity, 40% at least. If you’re having a particularly dry summer, consider misting your orchids once or twice a week. Water according to your bedding medium, and the weather. Remember the proper Care of Orchids will reward you with many beautiful blooms.