Wilted Orchid Blooms

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Wilted orchid blooms need to be cared for in a very particular way to help make sure they live as long as possible and regain their health. Learn about wilted orchid blooms with help from a gardening expert in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Chris Karl. I'm a Horticulturist with Ambius, here today at the beautiful Laguna Beach Nursery. I'm here to talk to you today about wilted orchid blooms. If you have a basic Phalaenopsis Orchid in your home and you're experiencing wilted blooms such as this one or this one or this one, it probably comes down to just a couple of elements that you're not doing correctly. The first one is light. Orchids prefer to have at least eight hours of light per day. That means that they thrive best in a Northern exposure, if you're putting it near a window, make sure it does not touch the window so you don't have any orchid, orchid burning. And then, also when it comes to watering the orchid, make sure that you're not watering the orchid and letting it sit in water. Water the orchid thoroughly, allow it to drain completely and then place it back into its container, always with the blooms facing the same way. You can also use diluted orchid food, any orchid food you can find is fine, just use a little bit of diluted, use a little bit more during blooming season and on off seasons, water, fertilize your orchid probably about every three weeks. Orchids prefer about a 40 to 60 percent relative humidity, so make sure that your misting your orchid or your keeping your orchid in an environment that does not have a direct draft from an airconditioner or heater blowing onto it. If you take care of those things, you should have a good thriving orchid. I'm Chris Karl with Ambius. I hope that helps you with your wilted orchid bloom problems.

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