Water your orchid with ice cubes for the perfect amount of hydration.
Just add 3-4 ice cubes (per plant) on the surface of the potting
media once a week.
The ice cube melts slowly and gives the orchid a slow drip of hydration, so
that it doesn’t drown it. If
you see multiple stems coming from the same plant, three ice cubes are enough.
But if you have more than one plant in a pot, you’ll want to give each plant
its very own serving of three cubes each.
Empty any excess water remaining in decorative pots - those
without drainage. If your plant is potted in this type of the pots, just add
ice cubes and check the moisture level of the
potting media again in about a week. If you’re unsure, wait a day or two for
In general, if you’re
comfortable your orchid is comfortable.
72˚F -80˚F during the day
and 58˚F -65˚F at night is fine. Don’t place your orchid near a heater vent or
in an excessively drafty spot. Orchids come from all types of climates and most
will adjust to moderate temperatures. Most of times, orchid
plants last for a month or two; sometimes even longer when the environment
meets perfect for a plant. However, in general, please expect shorter life
during the summer.