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Your Pure Beauty Orchids enjoy low light, a warm climate and lots of humidity

Place them in a north or east-facing window or behind sheer curtains in a south or west-facing window. Be careful of direct sunlight as it may cause the leaves to burn. If you can’t provide natural sunlight, you can try a fluorescent plant light.

Just like in real estate, the location of your Pure Beauty Orchid is important. Do not place your orchid in front of a window or vent, but be sure to open a window in the summertime and allow warm, fresh air into the room. During the winter months, place a small fan in the room to move the air around.

Temperature changes help the plants bloom. Daytime temperatures should range between 65 and 80 degrees, while the nighttime temperature should be around 60 degrees.

Your Pure Beauty Orchids love moist air so try to keep the humidity level around 55-75%. While that may be pretty moist and difficult to sustain, proper watering will help the orchids adjust to lower levels of humidity.

Watering

It is important to not over water your Pure Beauty Orchid. Since Pure Beauty Orchids are grown in moss, the moss will hold moisture for a long period of time. You can also sign up for weekly watering alert reminders.Check your orchid every 7 days, (for arid climates, you may want to check more frequently).Check to see if the moss is damp. If the moss is dry, water and drain the excess from the container. You just want to make the moss damp and not have standing water in the container.

Smile. You’re done!

Trimming Orchid Stems

Once all of your flowers have faded, you can cut the stem, or spike, to encourage new growth. Be sure to heat sterilize your cutting tool before you start so that you do not infect your Pure Beauty Orchid.

Locate a node and cut the spike above any node located toward the bottom of the plant. The nodes are the triangular bumps along the spike that contain dormant buds. Be sure to cut just above the node – about ½”. Replant your cut spike in potting soil and if there is enough energy, a new Pure Beauty Orchid may grow.

Apply fungicide to seal the spike that you just cut and prevent bacterial infection. If you don’t have fungicide, you can apply cinnamon powder or melted candle wax to protect your orchid. Wait a few weeks for a new flower spike. If the stem dries up, simply cut it back to the base and a new spike should grow in a few months.

Note: If the spike is brown or yellow, new buds will not form. Simply remove the entire spike if it is discolored.

How To Get Re-bloom

Ideally, with proper rest, food, light and cooler nights your Pure Beauty orchid will produce flowers twice a year. After the last flower falls, use a sterilized tool to cut the spike halfway down the stem. Let your plant rest for several days before you trigger new growth.

After re-energizing, your orchid will need cooler nights in order to re-bloom. Because Pure Beauty orchids are temperature sensitive, they require at least one month’s worth of nighttime temperatures around 55-60° F.

You should also feed your orchid a balanced houseplant fertilizer mixed with room-temperature water at ½ the recommended strength every other week. Place the plant in the sink, ensure drainage holes are visible and thoroughly water using this weakened solution.

Lastly, provide a consistent light source. Mark the side of the pot facing the light and after watering, replace the pot exactly as it was before you moved it. This prevents the flowers from twisting as they bloom.

New growth will appear as mitten-like roots growing upward as opposed to sideways or downward. Once this occurs, return your Pure Beauty orchid to its normal environment. Loosely secure the new spike to a stake being careful not to damage the roots or the new growth.

Note – If the stem turns yellow after the last flower has bloomed, there is no chance of re-blooming that spike. Simply cut it back as close to the bottom of the plant as possible and let your Pure Beauty orchid rest. Also, do not to feed your orchid while in full bloom.

 
 

66 Comments

  1. What kind of fertilizer mixed and where do I GET IT.

     
    • There are specially made fertilizers for orchids that you can use. There is not one specific type that we recommend. Fertilizer can be purchased at your local greenhouse, Lowe’s, Home Depot or a place like Target or Walmart.

       
      • This would so be to me from Candy Clause. No way such prettiness would be given elsehwere.I love: Moonlit Moth, Black Orchid, and Ocean surf, but I’d love a dark purpley black base (black with a blue/purple shimmer, instead of the brown/red a lot of blacks seem to have as their undertone) with jewel tone blues and greens. Rich rich rich colors. Insanely specific, who, me? Of the available colors, I think black orchid probably wins by a margin over the others mentioned.

         
  2. Jennifer Williams says:

    I love my plant it is so beautiful

     
  3. Hi there. I purchased two Orchids small pots. The one has the moss discolored a yellowish tone, is that normal if not what should I do. (this one is on my desk at work), the second I noticed has white fuzzy mold in the pot around the roots and on moss. This one is kept in my bedroom. Is there anything I should do to care of these two issues?

    Thank you, Danielle

     
    • Danielle, natural moss sometimes turn a yellow-ish color. No need to be concerned. The fuzzy mold is possibly from the orchid being over-watered. Is your orchid sitting in water in the pot? If so, you should drain the water out of the pot. Orchids don’t really like sitting in wet clothes. Let the orchid dry up a little and the fuzzy moss should go away!

       
  4. I received a orchid and placed on a table facing a southeast window all the blooms have shriveled and died. The orchid came in a plastic sleeve and placed in a white ceramic pot. I removed it from the pot thinking it wasn’t getting enough light. I hardly water it but it always seem moist. Is the plastic sleeve supposed to be removed? Our house remains around 73 degrees which may not be cool enough and maybe not enough humidity although this it is in the kitchen. I’m thinking of moving it to the cellar but won’t be able to enjoy as well. This plant was received in May in bloom. Will it not bloom again for six months?

     
  5. I have not received an answer to above question do you reply to inquiries? lpdancin2@yahoo.com

     
    • above comment of July31,2014

       
    • Linda, Thanks for your inquiry! We’ll be happy to try and help with your question! Did the orchid appear to all of a sudden drop it blooms and die? The plastic sleeve, was it covering the roots and the moss of the plant? Typically we place the orchids in a plastic container and then into something more decorative. The pot helps prevent the orchid from sitting in water. One way to tell if the orchid is still viable, are the leaves. Are they still green and perky? With dropping the blooms the orchid is going into its dormant stage. There are many reason the orchid could have dropped its blooms. Getting a draft, too much water, not really seeing the orchid is difficult too tell. Even though they are easy to care for, they get finnicky. Placing in your basement is a good idea if it gets some light. Our recommendation is to just leave the orchid where you had it in the southeast window. You were able to enjoy it for a few months. The orchid may re-bloom sooner with the same care you were giving it. Again, as long as the leaves are green. Cut the dried stem off and in a few months, you should see a re-growth! The re-growth is not a quick process with the orchids. You can also try and fertilize it. That can be found at your local greenhouse! Good luck! Any more questions and we’ll try and get a quicker response to you!

       
  6. After the blooms drop, how low do you cut the stem?

     
    • Firstly, locate the last node on the orchid stem. Right above that node, clip the stem. Nature will take its course and dry up that stem. Maintain care for the orchid as you would if it had blooms and in a few months you should see some re-growth!

       
  7. Hello!

    I just received my beautiful orchid in the mail from my boyfriend who is deployed! They are my favorite flowers and this is by far the prettiest orchid I have ever seen and I want to keep it that way!

    It is encased in a plastic sleeve and then placed into a ceramic pot. Am I supposed to remove the plastic sleeve and place it back in the ceramic pot?

    Thanks!

     
    • Hi Chelsi! Glad you are enjoying your Pure Beauty Orchid! If the plastic sleeve is encompassing the whole plant, then yes remove it. It you are speaking of the plastic pot that the base of the plant, moss, roots are in, then keep it on. The orchids do well in the plastic with drainage and holding moisture. To keep your orchid beautiful longer, do not over water it! Our orchids are potted in moss and retain water longer. You can remove the plastic pot from the ceramic and run it under water to get a good soaking and drain the excess. Depending on the conditions on where you live, you may not have to water the orchid for 15 days or longer! Good luck and enjoy!!

       
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  9. I received one of your beautiful orchids as a gift. It arrived in a plastic tube/vase about 23″ tall and 6-3/4″ in diameter. Maybe the same as the ‘plastic sleeve’ noted above. The plant is about 2″ shorter than the tube. In the bottom of the tube there are clear gel beads about 5″ deep and cover the ‘node’ where the leaves join the stem. Although there is no visible water even on the bottom of the tube, the beads are very damp-to-wet under the top layer. I cannot see through the beads to see if the orchid is planted in anything else inside the tube. The instructions say to water when the moss is dry, but I don’t see any moss. Is the orchid supposed to grow “as is” in the plastic tube/container or should I take it out? Do I need another container/pot to plant it in? Thanks for your help!

     
    • The pearl beads are acting as a moss medium. The orchid is in a plastic sleeve surrounded by moss. The pearl beads are water-based, non-toxic and environmentally safe. The concept was created so that the orchids have a water supply and less for the consumer to worry about. We have tested it and the orchids seem to do really well for weeks in this supply. Not too much sunlight, it will dry out the beads quicker. What you will find is that the orchid itself does not have to get watered, you will need to add water to the pearl beads because the beads will start to shrink. Once this happens, you pull out the orchid and leave it aside, add lukewarm water to the beads, about 1 1/2 cups, and they will expand in about 4-6 hours, give or take. Leave the orchid aside until the pearls expand to their original size. Proceed to place your orchid back into the vase by pushing it down into the pearls. Repeat when necessary. One more important fact, do not flush the beads down your drains dispose of them in the trash.

       
  10. As with BJ, my orchid is encased in a clear tub with the growing medium hidden by wet beads. How and when should I water it, or should it be removed from the tube to let stand on it’s own?

     
    • The pearl beads are acting as a moss medium. The orchid is in a plastic sleeve surrounded by moss. The pearl beads are water-based, non-toxic and environmentally safe. The concept was created so that the orchids have a water supply and less for the consumer to worry about. We have tested it and the orchids seem to do really well for weeks in this supply. Not too much sunlight, it will dry out the beads quicker. What you will find is that the orchid itself does not have to get watered, you will need to add water to the pearl beads because the beads will start to shrink. Once this happens, you pull out the orchid and leave it aside, add lukewarm water to the beads, about 1 1/2 cups, and they will expand in about 4-6 hours, give or take. Leave the orchid aside until the pearls expand to their original size. Proceed to place your orchid back into the vase by pushing it down into the pearls. Repeat when necessary. One more important fact, do not flush the beads down your drains dispose of them in the trash.

       
  11. My question is very similar and I have written once before as well…

    I received an orchid as a gift and have no idea on how to care for it as it is potted. It came to me in a GLASS long vase like enclosure with just a few buds peeling over the edge. The rest is in this glass cylinder along with the clear beads other people have mentioned that appear to anchor the plant in the said vase. The instructions are really difficult to follow with the glass apparatus. I am surprised by your company that there are not more specific instructions for the sale of these orchids potted this way. How to water – how to check if watering needed- ???? Any attempt to try and get at the bottom end of the orchid will result in damage to the flowers. It is too narrow a vase. HELP! Thanks.

     
    • The pearl beads are acting as a moss medium. The orchid is in a plastic sleeve surrounded by moss. The pearl beads are water-based, non-toxic and environmentally safe. The concept was created so that the orchids have a water supply and less for the consumer to worry about. We have tested it and the orchids seem to do really well for weeks in this supply. Not too much sunlight, it will dry out the beads quicker. What you will find is that the orchid itself does not have to get watered, you will need to add water to the pearl beads because the beads will start to shrink. Once this happens, you pull out the orchid and leave it aside, add lukewarm water to the beads, about 1 1/2 cups, and they will expand in about 4-6 hours, give or take. Leave the orchid aside until the pearls expand to their original size. Proceed to place your orchid back into the vase by pushing it down into the pearls. Repeat when necessary. One more important fact, do not flush the beads down your drains dispose of them in the trash.

       
    • Pamela, sorry we did not respond to you sooner. It has been very hectic with the holidays. We try to reach everyone as quick as we can! Sorry for the delay and hope you are enjoying your orchid!!! happy New Year!

       
  12. I really wish the tag came with instructions! That makes no sense to me. There are many I imagine not caring adequately for their orchid because of something that is totally avoidable and that is a shame. I think I may have over watered because I was ignorant as to what to do. I am not sure how to salvage what I have done other than to take the orchid out until the beads dry out some.

     
    • Pamela, we apologize for the confusion. If you just watered the beads, they will soak up the excess water. Taking the orchid out and placing it a different pot for a few days will help. This will let the beads soak up some excess water and give the orchid some time to dry out. It should help you with your dilemma!

       
  13. Thanks very much for your reply. It helps considerably but also raises a few more questions. The large leaves near the bottom of the stem seem a little constrained. This is not a concern and the plant can live permanently in the plastic sleeve as long as the beads are replenished with water? To remove and replace the orchid in the beads/sleeve is it OK to gently grab it by the stem and pull it out? Thanks, again, for your help.

     
    • BJ, are you referring to the plastic pot that the orchid comes in, as a sleeve? All our orchids are grown in the plastic sleeves. They are like the growers pot that green plants would be grown in. We find it works best for us! The orchid is then , a long with the plastic sleeve, placed in a glass vase with beads. As long as the beads are replenished with water , the orchid will survive. Again, providing on the conditions of its surrounding environment. Not too hot or too cold, drafty, too much sunlight. Too much sunlight will dry the beads up quicker. If you have a concern by grabbing the orchid by the stem for fear of breaking it, gently tip the vase and add water to the beads on an angle, that way you will not have to remove the orchid. We have had great success with our orchids thriving in the pearl beads, hope you will too!

       
  14. The vase is what I was referring to. The leaves look like they could use a vase at least 1 to 1-1/2 inches bigger. But it does seem to be doing well in a room that gets a lot of light but the orchid is not in the direct sunlight even though it is a bit on the cool side. If it’s happy, I’m happy. thank you!

     
  15. A couple things: My husband left a light on near the plant and it seems to have burned one of the leaves! :( I’m not sure whether I should cut it off and stop it from trying to save it or if I should leave it so that it doesn’t stress the plant. Also I noticed some black spots on the underside of another leaf. I’m worried that it’s a type of mold. It seems to come off when I rub it. Any suggestions? Thanks so much, I received this plant as a gift over the holidays and I intend to keep it as part of the family! :) Thanks again!

     
    • Amanda, does the leaf brown and yellow spots? Brown is usually an indicator of sunburn. If the leaf is yellow kind of droopy and puckered a bit, it could be your under watering it. As for the “mold spots” take a warm cloth and wipe them clean of the plant. This should help prevent them from coming back. Good luck!

       
    • Amanda, does the leaf have brown and yellow spots? Brown is usually an indicator of sunburn. If the leaf is yellow kind of droopy and puckered a bit, it could be your under watering it. As for the “mold spots” take a warm cloth and wipe them clean of the plant. This should help prevent them from coming back. Good luck!

       
  16. Hi there – I happily got the my orchid as a gift a few weeks ago. The last two buds have bloomed and I have watered it once, 5 days ago, with the recommended 4 oz. water. It seems that the moss is dry again at least on the top. I don’t want to overwater and the instructions say wait 10-15 days. Is it ok for the media to stay dry for another 5 days? I live in a very dry air environment so there’s not much moisture – I don’t want it to be too dry if it’s used to greenhouses and moisture. Thanks!

     
    • Alexandra, sounds like the orchid like its new home! You need to stick your finger about an inch into the orchid medium. The moss on top of dries out much quicker than the moss below the surface. You may be over watering your orchid!

       
  17. Amalia Shirland says:

    I had a VD surprise gift from my bf in his place and it was a very beautiful orchids! I was so happy and very excited to bring it in my place. It was very cold and windy that day and I took a train, while walking on my way home, i noticed that the blooms started to get frozen and withered the next day :( Everytime I see it, it looks like it’s dying but the leaves are still green and perky, what do I need to do so it will survive? Should I cut the stems before the blooms drop, this is the 3rd night that it is sitting on my office table, maybe it had rested already. Please help me save this very first orchids I have :(

    Thank you in advance.

    Amalia

     
    • OH NO! Cold and wind are the orchids worst enemy. They catch colds quicker than we do!! There is some hope! The leaves are still green and perky there is hope for re-growth with the orchid. From what you are stating, the blooms probably will wilt and die off. You can enjoy them if you like or you can cut the stem at the base of the orchid. Right below the last node of the stem. Place the orchid in a sunny window, water it like you would if it had blooms. In a few months perhaps a year, based on your living conditions ( not to dry, not too hot) you’ll get the orchid to re-grow!

       
  18. The plant is so beautiful! But I noticed some white mold with black spots on the surface of the water beads after watering. Will the plant die? :( How can I treat it? Please help! Thank you so much!

     
    • Jenny, if you can, try to scoop out the moldy beads with a slotted spoon. Are the beads in direct sunlight or another heat source which would cause the mold to grow? If the mold continues to grow , remove the orchid and wash the beads with an anti-bacterial soap( dish soap will work) in a colander. Rinse well. Place them back in the glass with the orchid. This should do the trick! Good luck!

       
  19. Hello! I’ve had my orchid since January and it’s been in bloom and looking generally happy. It’s got green roots and I’ve been watering it every 10 days and spraying it with Orchid Mist. It has six green leaves, and I’ve noticted over the last two weeks that the bottom two leaves have black mold spots on them. Can you explain why this is happening and how I can get rid of it? Should I try to wash the leaves and wipe the mold away? I’m not sure why it’s forming. Is it because I haven’t been using bottled water to water it? Thanks!

     
    • Alexandra, you can try and apply Cinnamon to the affected area. Cinnamon is a natural organic fungicide remedy for orchids.

      For a combination fungicide/insecticide – put 1 cup of the cinnamon/alcohol extract into a pint bottle, add 2 tablespoons of
      dishwashing detergent and top off with water. Use as a spray.

      Good luck!

       
      • Alexandra says:

        Thank you for the cinnamon idea. Can you explain the recipe again? 1 cup of cinnamon/alcohol extract. What is alcohol extract? I can’t imagine you are saying to use one cup of cinnamon right?

         
        • Alexandra,

          The recipe calls for 2 tbspns of cinnamon powder and a pint of isopropyl alcohol. Mix the ingredients together , shake well and let it stand overnight. Filter the mixture (we use a coffee filter here) , you’ll have a brown liquid. Add 2 tbspns of dishwashing liquid shake well together. Use as spray. There you have your recipe combination of a fungacide/insecticide. Good luck! Let us know if you have any more questions!

           
  20. We bought one of your Orchids at a local Whole Foods Market for out first home a couple weeks ago. We love the orchid and have it placed in out bedroom next to a windows that has vinyl blinds that stay closed to just allow a little sunlight in. Our home stays between 64-70 degrees. We have a humidifier that we run so keep the humidity level between 45%-55%. The Orchid we purchased is what looks like a mini orchard where the flowers don’t get as big as a normal orchid. The orchid sits in a glass vase and has purple pearl water beads.
    The problem we are having is that over the past couple days some of the beads on the top are starting to have a white fuzzy mold develop on the beads surface. Its only on the beads at the surface that are not covered with other beads. The beads below the top layer to the bottom of the vase are fine…for now. What are your recommendations to get rid of the mold and stop this from happening again?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated. We love the easy care style you folks have as orchids can be tricky sometimes. Also any other recommendations for future care of the orchid will also be helpful. Thank you!

     
    • Matt, In our opinion orchids are very easy and not tricky at all!! :) That is why we grow them! :)

      With your dilemma, it sounds like the beads may need a little water. When the beads dry out, they tend to look that way. Add about a 1/4 cup water to the beads and see what happens. If at all possible , try and skim the top beads that look fuzzy and trash them. That way, if they do contain a bit of mold, it won’t spread to the other beads and most importantly the orchid! Good luck!

       
  21. Saoud Almardef says:

    my flowers are dying? i purchased this about 7 weeks ago? what’s going on?

     
    • Sorry to hear that! Without seeing the orchid, its hard to diagnose the problem. It could be too much water, not enough water. Too much light, too dry. Perhaps you could give a little more detail on whats going on.

       
  22. I purchased a Pure Beauty Orchid for my grandmother this mothers day , and she loves it. However, neither of us have had one before. It’s in a glass cylinder with clear pearl beads. She is keeping it out of direct sunlight and hasn’t watered it yet because the beads are still full. I read that the roots are wrapped in a plastic sheet with moss to keep the air flowing to them.. Once all the blooms have bloomed and we snip it at the bottom node how would you recommend to replant it?? Moss? More beads?? And if the beads become yucky, can we just purchase more? Sorry for all the questions, just want to keep it lasting and beautiful.

     
    • carolyn robinson says:

      Hi I just received a colorfluzel orchids for mother day i dont know how to take care of this plant today is the 13th the plant is moist at the tip of the plant turing brown the flowers dieing I don’t know what to do next I change to another area what next!!!!#!

       
      • It sounds like it may be overwatered! Do not water it! Moving it from one location to the next is not a good idea either. Orchids like one spot in indirect sunlight. Not too drafty or heat pounding on them. Mist the orchid with a spray bottle filled with water, they enjoy that immensely! Good luck!

         
    • Amanda, The pearl beads are a no fuss- no muss method started in Europe. Its a way to keep the orchid around a bit longer. The orchid is in the growers pot, surrounded by moss. The reason being is that the moss does not turn the pearl beads green and the roots have some oxygen flowing to them. You can re-plant the orchid in the vase with some more moss, you create a sort of terrarium for the orchid. Another option would be planting the orchid into a decorative pot. We do not sell the beads separately but your local craft store may sell something similar!

       
  23. my pink orchid is beautiful and perfectly arched weeks after i got her. One bloom has wilted and there are no other blooms on the stem that has wilted. Please advise me on how to treat he wilted bloom. There are no triangular nodes on the wilted blooms stem Thanks for your help

     
  24. Hi, I’ve had my orchid since March 12th of this year and just about 2weeks ago the flowers started dropping off, then leaves started turning yellow and fell off. Is there any hope of saving this??

     
    • Hi Fran, Have you recently mad a big change with your orchid? Move it to another spot or change its climate? Is it in a drafty area? Too much water? For you to be able to keep the orchid for over 2 months with it looking good, then all of a sudden dropping blooms and leaves, would suggest that. Unfortunately, with the leaves dropping off the orchid, there isn’t much you can do.

       
  25. I found your beautiful orchids in a local grocery in Howard Beach, I bought one, the following week I had to get another. The first one has two flower spikes in addition to the one in bloom. They are both growing new roots and are absolutely beautiful.

     
  26. I received this beautiful orchid plant in April. It sits in my office. About a week ago, the flowers fell off. This week, I notice the stem is turning brown at the top. The leaves are still very green and strong. Should I cut the stem at this point? Is there hope that it will stay alive and re-bloom?

     
    • Jackie,

      The answer is yes and yes. Cut the stem at the base of the plant, follow down and cut at the last node of the plant. Green, healthy, strong leaves are a good sign of a well taken cared plant. Which means that your orchid should re-bloom. Take care of the leaves as you would if the blooms were on the plant. At this point, you should think about giving it orchid fertilizer. You can find certain types of orchid fertilizer at your local greenhouse or home improvement type place like Home Depot. Give the orchid a few months to re-bloom, it wont happen overnight. Good luck!

       
  27. All the flowers fell of the stem and the green leaves are healthy New tiny pink regrowth is seen where the original blooms fell off. I am unclear as what to do next to insure regrowth. The orchid stem has a curve and I dont know which end to cut and even if I need to cut or just let the plant grow naturally Should I cut the bottom of the stem that is enclosed in the moss? Please post answers Thanks for your time

     
    • Mary, if there is tiny new growth on the orchid, you can hold off cutting the stem of the orchid. Sometimes the orchid could a start a regrowth on its own from a node on the orchid. You’ll have an odd growing orchid. However it will be an interesting orchid. Nature sometimes has a mind of its own! :) You can cut the orchid right above the last node of the stem. Which should be right above the moss.

       
  28. How do you know when to re-pot the orchid? Also, I see there are various instructions on the internet about how to do this. What do you recommend for your orchids?

     
    • Deborah, The best time to repot is after the plant has bloomed and is beginning a new growth cycle, a new leaf or a new root. An orchid should be repotted if the growth for the next cycle is climbing over the edge and out of the pot. As a practical matter, orchid roots that grow outside the pot have a tendency to get bumped and broken or to attach themselves firmly to the outside of the pot or to neighboring pots. To keep this kind of scraggly growth controlled, repot and position the orchid so that it can grow for a year or two before climbing out of the pot again. This information and more can be found at http://www.repotme.com. Although we grow orchids, they are never around long enough for us to have to repot them!

       
  29. Hello.
    I’ve received one of your colorfuze orchids in blue and purple. it is one stem with six beautiful blooms. The sixth one opened yesterday. I took the flower giver’s advise to water with ice cubes(Two small ones) and i just read your site that doing that in not good at all. I’ve been doing it once a week going on 4 weeks now. But no more ice cubes for me. I didn’t realize it wasn’t good. Next week I will use luke warm water, but how much should i use?

     
  30. Hi I purchased one of your beautiful orchids in May and enjoyed the blooms til the middle of June. I cut the stem down and removed one leaf that was turning yellow. I put the plant in my 3 season sunroom in a southside windows. I continued watering with orchid fertiler and recently I noticed not one but 2 new leaves. Is it normal to get the leaves first then the flower stem? Or does this mean it won’t deflower? Should I bring it back in the house in which the air-conditioning gets put on hand off or leave it it the sunroom where temperatures vary daytime 70 -85 nighttime 60-70. Thanks for your help. This is the first time I haven’t lost an orchid after the blooms died off!!

    Lori

     
  31. Hi I purchased one of your beautiful orchids in May and enjoyed the blooms til the middle of June. I cut the stem down and removed one leaf that was turning yellow. I put the plant in my 3 season sunroom in a southside windows. I continued watering with orchid fertiler and recently I noticed not one but 2 new leaves. Is it normal to get the leaves first then the flower stem? Or does this mean it won’t deflower? Should I bring it back in the house in which the air-conditioning gets put on hand off or leave it it the sunroom where temperatures vary daytime 70 -85 nighttime 60-70. Thanks for your help. This is the first time I haven’t lost an orchid after the blooms died off!!

     
    • Lori, how exciting for you! Since you have two new leaf growths on the plant, it would be a good idea to leave the orchid where it seems happy and growing. Usually, leaf growth comes first, proceeded by a flower stem. Moving the orchid around to a new spot where its acclimated and happy does not seem like a good idea. The temperature in the sunroom is appropriate temperature for orchids to grow. It is the about the same temperature we keep in our greenhouses. Good luck!! :)

       

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