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Water:

 Allowed to almost dry out between watering.

Soaking Frequency: Every 8 to 15 days.

Place the kokedama in a bowl, plant side up. Add water at room temperature until the kokedama is about to float. Wait about 5 minutes until the kokedama absorbs most of the water in the bowl. Add more water to the bowl, this time a little bit more, and wait until the kokedama looks wet all the way to the neck. Add more water to the bowl as necessary. This process will take about 15 to 30 minutes. Take the kokedama out of the bowl and let it drip the excess water for about a minute before putting back on display.

Note: We use rainwater. If you use tap water, we recommend letting a bucket of water seat outside for at least 8 hours at daylight while the chlorine evaporates. You can also use bottled water or distilled water.

Light:

Medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as leaves burn easily. If leaves turn yellow or splotchy, the plant is getting too much light.

Feeding/Fertilizing:

When your orchid is blooming fertilizer is not needed. If you want to fertilize, we recommend a balanced fertilizer like 12-12-12 or similar radio. Apply fertilizer at one-quarter strength with every other watering. When blooming is desired, a high phosphorus fertilizer (such as 10-30-20) can be applied to promote blooming.​

Continuing Care

 

When the last flower drops, cut the stem halfway between base and top at an angle between the nodes for a possible re-bloom. If a re-bloom doesn’t happen within 45 days, cut the stem just above the crown/leaf for a new spike in Winter/Spring. During the winter months place your Phalaenopsis Orchid on the window ledge with the greatest amount of indirect sun for 45 days or till a new stem begins. Orchid temp must drop to 58 to 60F to force new flower stem. Once a new stem begins place the Orchid in normal temperatures for growing.

Orchids are not intended for human or animal consumption.

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