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indoor orchid problem

Zone 30303 | Anonymous added on March 8, 2019 | Answered

My orchid has many blooms, but the petals seem to be without much body, soft and droopy. Is this a sign of it needing more water? And what kind of light do they like? I have it in a window where it gets adequate, but not direct sunlight. Thank you for your help.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 9, 2019

They will want to be fed at least twice a month with an orchid fertilizer that is diluted to half strength. This can help prolong flowers. It is likely lacking in humidity, as most A/C units will remove humidity from the air. It should be in a very light orchid mix, which will need watering at least once per week, but can be even more depending on the humidity. You can spray them with water every morning to help with that. This lighting should be fine. They do not like direct light, so it would seem that you have them in the proper place.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm

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