From pure white to hot pink, there is a Phalaenopsis plant for every home decor! Phalaenopsis (fal-en-OP-sis) orchids, also commonly known as moth orchids, are some of the most beautiful flowers in the world and among the easiest orchids to take care of. They are especially popular as a houseplant, as the plant will stay in bloom for a long time.
But like most flowers, the blooming will eventually stop and leave you wondering if you will ever see those beautiful blooms again. Not to worry. These orchids will re-bloom. Under ideal conditions, they can re-bloom twice a year for several more years.
Follow these steps to get your orchids to rebloom.
How to get Phalaenopsis Orchids to Re-bloom
- As soon as the flower is out of bloom, re-potting is recommended. Re-pot once a year.
- When the last flower dies, remove all clips and stakes. If the spike (stem) is green, cut one inch above the first node below the lowest bloom. If it is brown, cut the spike off the base of the plant. Phalaenopsis orchids will NOT flower on brown spikes. If your orchid has a double spike, cut off one spike one inch below the lowest flower bloom and cut the other spike off at the base of the plant.
- Continue to water and fertilize orchid. Make sure the orchid is in a well-draining container. Standing water is not good for the plant. Be careful not to over water or let the soil dry out between watering. Keep it somewhat moist.
- If you live in a dry climate, mist the plant with water from time to time. Orchids prefer a humid climate.
- As a tropical plant, orchids need plenty of indirect light. Provide orchid with 6-8 hours of sunlight each day. At night, move orchid to a cooler spot. The cool night temperatures can help the plant produce new flower spikes.
- Wait 3-4 months for orchid to rebloom.
With a little patience and care, you can get your potted orchid to re bloom. If these tips don’t work for you, don’t be sad. You could always get a new plant! You can buy one online at GrowerDirect.com!