How to Make Orchids Reflower

Follow this reader's tips to keep orchids flowering year after year using moderate sunlight and leftover tea or coffee.

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by Christine Sine
Keep potted orchids flowering year after year with this simple trick.

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

  • Updated on Mar 13, 2022
  • Originally Published on Jan 7, 2016
Tagged with: annual, flower, greenhouse, orchid, reflower