How to Make Orchids Reflower

Keep orchids flowering year after year with this simple tip.


| February/March 2016


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.






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