How to Make Orchids Reflower

Keep orchids flowering year after year with this simple tip.

Orchids

Keep potted orchids flowering year after year with this simple trick.

Photo by Christine Sine

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Orchids have become a popular alternative to cut flowers, but most people throw them out after the flowers drop. I’ve learned how to make orchids reflower annually without a greenhouse or special care. I place them in moderate sunlight and feed them once a week with leftover tea or coffee.

After they start flowering again, I display them in a prominent place until the flowers drop and the cycle starts over. My orchids seem quite happy, and I’ve had some of them for a decade!

Christine Sine
Seattle, Washington