ProFlowers potted orchids are grown with pride in warm climates and with lots of attention. Packaged carefully with plastic sleeve and wax paper, these phalaenopsis orchids come to you fully bloomed, ready to show off its unique flower heads. 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 plant.
2) Water your orchid upon arrival if the soil feels dry to the touch. Soil should be checked regularly for level of moisture. When the soil feels dry, water the orchid using tepid water. It will perform best if allowed to almost dry out between watering sessions. We recommend watering them over a sink to allow excess water to drain.
3) Feed the orchid medium to bright indirect light. Avoiding direct sunlight is best because orchid leaves burn easily. If the leaves turn yellow or splotch, the plant is getting too much light.
4) When feeding the plant a fertilizer, give it an orchid plant fertilizer, following directions from the manufacturer.
5) The orchid should be kept in warmer temperatures of 65-78°F regularly. Drafty areas or chilly temperatures can cause the flower heads and buds to drop off the plant.
6) To encourage re-blooming, cut stem at an angle, between the nodes and halfway between base and top after the last flower drops. If blooms do not occur within 45 days after being pruned, cut the stem again just above the leaves to encourage a new spike in the winter-spring months. Temperatures must be between 58-60°F for a new stem to grow. Once a new stem starts, orchid should be moved back to normal growing temperatures.
Note: Orchids should be repotted every two years. They can, however, go back into the same size pot if the roots are not crowded. If repotting, wait one month before fertilizing.