How To Bring Even The Most Far-Gone Orchid Back To Life
Maybe I just don’t have much of a green thumb, but I feel like orchids are the most difficult plants to keep alive. Although orchids generally only bloom about once a year (and can stay blooming for multiple months), I can never get them to bloom again after that. If you’ve had similar experiences with growing orchids, never fear — there is a way to get even the most listless of orchids to bloom again.
According to Newsner, in order to get your orchid to bloom again, you have to first pull the orchid (or whatever’s left of it) from the soil. Rinse away the soil residue from the roots, then place the orchid in a wide, transparent vase full of water. Once the roots are in the water, place the vase by the sun so that the plant can get light.
After two or three weeks, your orchid should begin blooming again. When it comes to orchids, it’s also important to remember that they don’t need a lot of water. In the winter, you only need to water them about once a week. During the summer, or when the weather turns hot and dry, you can water the orchid twice a week. Orchids may roast in direct sunlight, but not enough sunlight won’t allow the plant to flower. Keep your orchid in an area with moderate sunlight for these reasons.
If you’re about ready to give up on your orchid, don’t! This hack is so simple that it’s definitely worth a try. And orchids are so beautiful, sometimes they just deserve a little bit more love and patience!