How do you care for Japanese orchids?


Quick Answer

Care for Japanese orchids by placing the pot on a tray with small rocks, watering, fertilizing and transplanting once every one or two years. Additionally, keep the humidity and temperature in the room at the proper levels.

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How do you care for Japanese orchids?
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  1. Pick the area for the pot

    Pick a room in your home that has an average temperature of 75 to 85 degrees. The humidity level should be 40 to 50 percent.

  2. Set up a tray with small rocks

    Find a tray that the pot sits in nicely, and fill it to the rim with pebbles or small rocks.Then set the Japanese orchid on top of the stones.

  3. Water the plant once a week

    Water the Japanese orchid once every five to seven days. Do not let the potting soil dry out, but do not keep it soggy either. Additionally, add some water to the tray of stones to add humidity.

  4. Fertilize during the spring and summer

    Add some fertilizer to the soil every two weeks during the spring and summer. It should be 20-20-20 fertilizer, and you should not add it on the same day that you water the plant.

  5. Transplant as it grows

    Get a larger pot, and fill it halfway with potting soil. Then hold one hand over the base of the plant, and turn it upside down. Shake the pot with the other hand until the plant comes out of the pot. Place the plant in the new pot, and fill in with potting soil. Do this once every one or two years.

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