Giant Dendrobium Orchid
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
How often you need to water will depend on the room conditions. Typically, about half a teacup a week in the summer and less in the winter, but make your own judgement, by feeling the weight of the pot. Try feeling the weight when dry and when well-watered and then try and keep it half-way in between. Water from the top and let the excess drain out through the lightweight compost. These orchids have aerial roots that were built to hang in the warm moist air of the swamp, so they will do well in kitchens and bathrooms.
Orchids benefit from a low dose orchid feed once a month through the summer and once every two months through the winter.
Once your orchid has finally finished blooming remove the spent flowers right back to the stem and find a nice out of the way spot with an even temperature for them to rest.
The most common problem with orchids is overwatering, so keep them quite dry and never allow the roots to sit in water. Hot tip – try putting a damp rag or sponge underneath the pot and within the pot holder. This keeps the roots moist while letting them breathe.