Tips on care: how to water phalaenopsis orchid?

phalaenopsis orchid water

If you have purchased or decided on planting phalaenopsis orchid and you still don’t know how to take care of it, this article will give you a helping hand. Here you will find the tips on how to have a happy plant. The key to success is the knowledge how to water phalaenopsis orchid.

Overwatering causes roots rot. The plant won’t have a chance to absorb water and nutrients and will die soon. Underwatering, on the other hand, dehydrates the plant. Consequently the growth will slow down and the species won’t be able to offer a lot of beautiful blooms.

So how to water phalaenopsis orchid without damaging it?

The general rule says that in summer it’s recommended to water it every 2 or 3 days. In winter – once in 7-10 days. Don’t let the plant sit in the water as well as no matter what, don’t let it dry out completely. Watering should be done in the morning so that extra moisture could evaporate during the day.

If you are not sure whether to water the plant or not, take a toothpick and thrust it into the soil. If taking it out you see that it’s dry, it’s high time you gave your orchid a drink. A wet toothpick signifies that the soil is still soggy and you have to wait for some time.