Phalaenopsis Orchids
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I have a phalan orchid that is fairly new to me. It is in bloom and I am following instructions to water with ice cubes weekly. How do

Zone 33803 | Anonymous added on September 10, 2019 | Answered

I fertilize, as you suggest? Should they ever be allowed to remain outdoors? Is pine bark ok for medium? I have not had luck with several other orchids I tried to grow...I want to keep this one alive!

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 12, 2019

I wouldn't use the ice cube method of watering; very cold water can damage roots. You can use pine bark, but fir bark and sphagnum moss seem to be preferred. You can grow orchids outdoors if you live in a frost free area. Here is more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/beginner-orchid-growing.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/orchid-water-requirements.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/orchid-care-after-blooms-drop.htm

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