Care & Maintenance
Orchid Care –
- Light - Orchids should be grown in full, bright (but not necessarily direct) lighting conditions. Too little light, the leaves will turn a dark green and the plant will not produce blooms. A proper amount of light will produce light-green, almost yellow-ish leaves.
- Air – Orchid plants need air around their roots and the plant itself and thusly, are NOT planted in soil. The potting mix that is received inside your orchid garden will provide enough room for the roots to breathe, as well as providing materials that will retain moisture over an extended period of time. It is also preferable for the Orchid plant to have some sort of available air movement within the room that it is located – an overhead fan or central air circulating (but not directly pointed at the plant) on the lowest speed.
- Water – Watering is the biggest factor in determining the life of an Orchid plant. There is no hard-fast rule to watering other than, essentially, to water the plant with the potting mixture is dried out. This factor is based on the environment in which the Orchid is grown – room temperature, light, humidity, container type, etc. Some growers recommend using two ice cubes or two shot glasses every one to two weeks as the measuring device – either way, the rule of thumb is to NOT OVER WATER the plant. By determining if the potting mixture is dry to the touch, it will indicate how often you should be watering.
Cut Flower Arrangement Care –
- Arrangements from Artsy Flora are guaranteed to last a minimum of 3 days. Environment affects the shelf life of cut flowers, including: room temperature, water temperature, “Flower Food” content in the water, etc.
- For best, long lasting results, the water should be changed out the day after receiving your arrangement and a small amount of powered "Flower Food" should be added into the water. Water should be changed every other day over the life of the arrangement. Stems can be re-cut daily, preferably at an angle, to allow more surface area of the stem to absorb water.