When it comes to growing orchids, you might be wondering how long they bloom. Cattleya and Oncidium orchids typically bloom for about 4 weeks, while Phalaenopsis orchids can bloom for more than a year. However, it is important to remember that these flowers are highly prized and can be vulnerable to poaching. Therefore, it is important to keep a close eye on the temperature of the room where your orchids are kept.
Oncidium orchids bloom for 4 to 6 weeks
The ideal growing conditions for orchids are moderately warm temperatures during the day and 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit at night. The average household temperature range in the United States is between 68 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit, so most orchids are able to thrive at this temperature range. A balanced fertilizer is recommended once the plants begin to grow, but you should not overwater them.
Repotting orchids is tricky. If you disturb the root zone, the roots may suffocate. Some orchids grow better in rootbound conditions. Some orchids may not bloom for six to twelve months after repotting.
Cattleya orchids bloom for 4 to 6 weeks
The Cattleya orchid has a medium size, showy bloom with shades of lilac, pink and white. They are sometimes called Easter orchids, as they bloom around Easter. These orchids typically have four to five blooms per spike. They are often worn as corsage orchids.
The Cattleya orchid needs bright light for optimal growth. A window that gets morning sun is ideal, while a window that gets afternoon sun is not advisable. In addition to bright light, the plant also needs cool temperatures at night. The plant prefers evening temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees F, and temperatures below this range can kill it.
Phalaenopsis orchids bloom multiple times a year
Phalaenopsis orchids can bloom several times each year depending on the variety and location. They prefer a medium that is moist but not wet, and will need weekly watering in warm climates. If they are not receiving enough water, they will show symptoms such as yellowing base leaves, yellowed leaf tips, and wilting.
Once Phalaenopsis orchids have finished blooming, they enter the resting or revitalizing stage. The length of this period varies according to the climate, growing conditions, and artificial schedule, but the optimal resting period is from six to nine months.
Phalaenopsis orchids are prone to poaching
While phalaenopsis orchids are easy to grow indoors, they can be temperamental if not kept in the proper environment. They will need the right balance of temperature, humidity, and light to thrive indoors. Phalaenopsis prefers a climate of about 55 to
65 degrees F, with indirect light at least five hours a day.
Phalaenopsis orchids can be very vulnerable to diseases and pests. Overwatering and a soggy growing medium can cause rot and kill them. They can also be susceptible to bacteria and viruses. Regardless of the cause, it’s best to treat your phalaenopsis orchids as soon as possible.
Phalaenopsis orchids are tolerant of direct strong sunlight
Phalaenopsis orchids are hardy in zones 10 – 12. They can be grown indoors in a shady room but are best grown outdoors under indirect sunlight. They need the correct balance of light and moisture. They need good air circulation and should be watered regularly but should not be overwatered. Once a week is usually enough.
Phalaenopsis orchids are easy to grow and are very easy to maintain. They do not need high humidity. They grow best in well -drained, loose soil. Regular garden soil is not suitable because it suffocates the roots. You can use bark chips, coconut husk, perlite, or charcoal as a potting medium. You can also add Sphagnum moss or leca to the mix.