Last Updated on May 20, 2022 by Real Men Sow
Orchids are beautiful indoor flowers are cheap and last for several weeks. It’s easy to throw away your orchid after the flowers have faded. However, with a few simple tricks, you can make your orchid bloom again in just a few months.
5 Steps To Get An Orchid To Rebloom
1. Wait Until The Flowers Are Gone
After your orchid has flowered you will have a flower spike that most of the flowers have fallen from. Do not cut it down to its base.
2. Reduce The Stem So That The Bud Is Closest To You
Instead, after all the flowers are gone, trim the stem just below a visible joint (node). This will stimulate the growth of another stem in the coming months.
3. Alternatively, You Can Also Cut The Spent Spike Of Flower Down To Its Base
If there is no growth and the stem becomes straw-colored, you can remove it from the base. The plant will eventually produce a strong, new flower spike.
4. Water Correctly
The most common cause of orchid death is overwatering. Look at the roots if your moth orchid is in a transparent container. If they are still green, don’t water them. Wait until they turn silvery. Let the water drain from the bottom of your pot. Don’t let the plant stand in water.
5. Place It In A Bright, Warm Spot
Orchids prefer bright, indirect light. Too much sunlight can cause damage to the leaves. Ideal is a spot that faces east or west. High humidity is a must for orchids. To help your plants absorb the moisture, you can place them on a tray of moistened pebbles.
Reasons Why It’s Still Not Flowering Again:
- Lack of light
- Not enough food
- Temperature fluctuations
- The plant may need repotting