HOW TO CARE FOR AN ORCHID
It is the queen of all flowers and it’s beauty is enchanting. There are a few things one should know to keep her happy.
Where to keep your orchid:
Put your orchid in a bright place without too strong direct sunlight. An east window sill is perfect.
How to water an orchid:
She needs very little water and HATES WET FEET AND LEAVES. Only fill up her pot with water up to the rim every two weeks (once a month is fine too), let stand for 20 minutes and then drain by lifting up the inner pot and removing the water in the covering pot. Once you see the flower stalk coming out water once a week until the flowers open. This will happen about 1-2 times a year. Use a liquid fertilizer once a year.
When to cut the orchid:
After the flowers have fallen off the stalk will dry out. At this time point the first leaf will dry too. Cut it off. Only cut the old stalk when you see the new stalk coming out.