Q.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
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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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: