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

karen
3/20/2016 4:22:48 PM

Hello, I live in Central Florida. I love and grow Orchids. I just happened upon this article. I am hoping to learn and share knowledge on Orchids. Thank y'all. Karen


rolf
2/21/2016 2:46:01 PM

I would also like to know if you let the Tea or the coffee is poured into the container and then let it sit for a while before dumping it back out. Thank you for your information I will defiantly try this as I too go to stores and purchase the "dead" orchids for nearly nothing. Love to play with them Thank you again Rolf


sara
1/11/2016 7:33:37 PM

I also have a lot of luck with my orchids flowering. So much that I scout the local grocery store for the ones that have finished flowering. You can buy them for under 4.00. I only use water on them but I will need to try the tea. I read that you can tell the health of the plant by it's leaves.


trinka
1/11/2016 6:27:32 PM

Hi Christine, I've never heard of this before. Are you saying feed them coffee or tea grinds or actual brewed coffee or tea once a week?