Light: Orchids prefer bright, indirect light - with that in mind, placement near a south or west facing window is ideal. Set the plant back 1 - 3 ft from the window to ensure leaves aren’t burned by direct sunlight. Note: orchid blooms are exceptionally sensitive to temperature. If exposed to periods of cold below 50 - 60 degrees unbloomed buds will “blast” – turn yellow & shrivel, and eventually fall off the plant. There is no reversing this process once it’s happened. If possible, advise customers not to ship orchids to cold regions during winter months.
Water: Our general guidance is water with 3 oz of water or two ice cubes every week. In most cases, this will work. Customers may occasionally want to check the dryness of the potting medium (sphagnum moss in most cases) and give the orchid a more thorough watering if it’s very dry. Note: ALWAYS water below the leaves. If water flows into and sits and the center of the leaves, it will lead to crown rot and kill the orchid. If water does get between the leaves, soak it up with cotton buds or tissue. You can also blow gently into the meeting of the leaves to remove this water.