Above Phalaenopsis is one of my 12 orchids. Among the other you find Brassia, Cymbidium, Cattleytonia, Dendrobium, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum and other Phalaenopsis varieties.

Growing orchids involves taking care of them and feeding them with the correct amount of water and fertilizer. My way of dealing with this is to water once every week to ten days, depending of the speed of dehydration of the soil. The soil shall always dry out completely before watering again. I fill the kitchen sink with room temperate tap water and submerge the whole pot into the water several times and then make sure all redundant water in the pot is drained away. During the growth period I add a very small amount of fertilizer (I prefer liquid Pokon) to the already used water in the sink. Once again the pots are submerged in the water and carefully drained. Never fertilize plants with dry soil. This procedure seems to work fine with all my orchids.

During winter I try to place them in an window facing south in order to increase the light exposure. During summer the orchids are shaded from direct sun light at mid day.

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Updated April 10 2000.             http://www.2ingandlin.se/SM6FHZ.htm