Our care tips
Do you need help caring for your orchid? Here are some tips from grower Rob! With a little attention, you can enjoy our Kolibri Orchids for a very long time. Read on for the most frequently asked questions about care.
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Do orchids need special nourishment?
The best way to care for an orchid is to treat it once every two months with orchid nutrition. This will keep your orchid looking good for longer by giving it extra nutrients. For the optimum growth of your orchid one special drop of nutrition is enough to provide your orchid with enough nutrients for the next two months.
How do I water my orchid?
Carefully watering your orchid is an essential part of orchid care. Water your orchid once a week by completely submerging the orchid and its plastic growing pot in water. Be sure to drain the orchid thoroughly before placing it back in its pot, otherwise too much water will remain in the pot, causing the roots to rot. Before you start watering the orchid always look at the roots. They will tell you if they are thirsty or if they have enough water. Are the roots light grey? Then water quickly, because they are dry. Are the roots dark green? Then they have enough water. You don't have to water them anymore.
Where can I best place my orchid?
Orchids like a bright spot with room temperatures between 17 and 22 degrees. Be careful with the following points:
- Make sure your orchid is not placed near a stove or heater, as this air is too dry for the orchid.
- Place your orchid in a light spot, but beware of direct sunlight. This can damage the leaves and flowers.
- Never place an orchid next to a fruit bowl. Many types of fruit give off a natural substance called ethylene. This substance can speed up the orchid's aging process.
With these tips you can best care for your orchid! orchid care for your orchid!
My Orchid is getting yellow buds?
An orchid gets yellow buds as a result of too much cold, too much water or a dark location. The orchid does not like this and will therefore drop its buds. Put the orchid in a slightly warmer place and water it only once a week. Also make sure not to place the orchid next to the fruit bowl. The substance that comes from fruit, called Ethylene, is harmful to the buds of the orchid.
How do I repot my orchid?
After two years it is time to repot your orchid. The roots have grown so much that it is time for a new, larger growing pot. Did you know that an orchid grows naturally on a tree? They are epiphytes; they grow on trees in the wild and get moisture and nutrition from nature. This means that orchids do not like normal potting soil, but bark, which consists of tree bark. If you want to repot your orchid, do it in orchidbark. Caring for an orchid also means that if the orchid grows too many roots after blooming again, you should repot it. Below you will find a step-by-step plan for repotting your orchid:
Step 1: Remove the orchid with all its roots from the plastic pot
Step 2: If necessary cut away the black roots with a pair of secateurs. These are rotten and the orchid does not need them.
Step 3: Take a bucket of lukewarm water and immerse the orchid. Then place the orchid back in its plastic growing pot.
Step 4: Sprinkle the new, fresh orchid bark into the pot and press gently.
Step 5: Place the orchid back in its home in a cooler spot where the temperature is around 18 degrees and avoid direct sunlight. This way the orchid can create new, strong roots.
How can I make an orchid bloom again?
It is possible that something went wrong during your orchid care or that the orchid has finished blooming. If this is the case, you can make the orchid bloom again. You do this by snapping back the branches just above the two eyes. Put the plant back in a cooler place in your house where the temperature is around 18 degrees. Be patient and the orchid will automatically produce a new branch of flowers.
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