Potted Cymbidium Orchid
These tropical flowers make perfect office or house plants. The cymbidium orchid is one of the most popular orchids to send because of its charming looks and symbol of love, beauty, and refinement. To enjoy your plant, follow the instructions below to ensure you don’t bruise or harm it while unpacking it. In addition, follow these directions, as well as the one provided in the box, for long lasting potted orchids.
1) Carefully remove the plastic sleeve and/or wax paper from around your new orchid plant.
2) Water your orchid upon arrival if the soil feels dry to the touch. Soil should always be moist to the touch, so keep your orchid on a regular watering schedule of about two times per week during the summer and less during the winter. Never let the soil become wet or soggy though. Too much water can harm the orchid. We recommend watering them over a sink to allow excess water to drain.
3) When feeding the plant a fertilizer, give it a half-strength high-nitrogen fertilizer from February-July and a half-strength low-nitrogen fertilizer the rest of the year.
4) Allow the orchid morning sunlight or afternoon sunlight, but never mid-day sunlight. Avoiding direct sunlight is best because orchid leaves burn easily. If the leaves turn yellow or splotchy, the plant is getting too much light. If the leaves are dark green, it is not receiving enough.
5) The orchid is adaptable to temperatures, being able to survive summer heat as well as cold weather. Ideally, they like temperatures of 50-65°F.
6) Blooms will show up between late December all the way through May.
Note: Orchids should be repotted every two to three years in a well-draining soil. They can, however, go back into the same size pot if the roots are not crowded. If repotting, wait one month before fertilizing.