Caring For Your Orchid Plant

One of the most common question we receive at Fleurelle pertains to care instructions for flowers and plants. Our basic care instructions are perfect for most floral arrangements that you will receive from Fleurelle. However, if you received an orchid plant or garden, here are the basic orchid care instructions you can use to keep your orchid alive and healthy for a long time.

Picture of a Phalaenopsis Orchid
Phalaenopsis Orchid

First of all, let's take a second to talk about the type of orchid you just received. Fleurelle uses Phalaenopsis (pronounced fay-leh-NOP-sis) Orchids in all of our orchid plants and gardens. These are commonly referred to as Moth Orchids, as they look like a wide-winged moth during flight. This variety of orchid is the perfect beginner orchid because it is easy to care for, but also produces stunning blooms.

Here is the scenario: Whether you have received a lovely Single Stem Orchid plant from Fleurelle, or you have been gifted an Orchid Garden, here are the 3 most common questions we receive about orchid care, and the answers to your orchid care questions.

How much should I water my orchid?

You will need to water your orchid approximately once a week. You should never let the plant medium completely dry out, so check every few days to make sure the potting medium is moist. You can check the moisture level by gently pushing a couple of fingers in to the soil. If you feel moisture, you do not need to water your orchid. Avoid overwatering your orchid, as root rot is a common disease.

Should I place my orchid plant in direct sunlight?

The answer is a resounding no. Orchids should not receive direct sunlight and you should avoid placing them near west facing windows. While they do require a lot of sunlight, indirect sunlight is best for orchids. Try placing your orchid near a south or east facing window. This will provide an adequate amount of indirect sunlight.

What is the proper temperature for an orchid?

The great thing about orchids is they grow best in typical household temperatures of 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Just keep them in an area with good air circulation, and you are sure to enjoy gorgeous blooms for a long time.

Now you should feel confident that you know how to care for your beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchid. These breathtaking plants are sure to bring joy to your home and heart any time of the year. If you have additional questions about our Orchid Plants available for delivery or other floral arrangements, or you would like to send flowers, please email us at or call us at 240-343-7900.

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