|Kit Cat Buddy, sniffing the Orchids|
Once a week, the Butterfly (Phaleanopsis) Orchids rest for 30 minutes, soaking in a kitchen sink full of water.
In that water, I dissolve 1-2 tablespoons of fertilizer.
Use a 30-10-10 fertilizer, if growing orchids in bark.
If you're growing them in another medium you may want to considering switching them to bark. They live longer with bark (better drainage) though they require more nitrogen. (Hence the '30' of nitrogen with 10 of phosphorous and 10 of potassium in that 30-10-10 fertilizer mix.)
Phaleanopsis Orchids appreciate a deep soak, every 7-10 days, depending upon the humidity in your environment.
* These are all re-bloomers, that I've owned for ages.
These photos were taken with my iPhone, hence the substandard quality. I'm really getting lazy about life. So much easier to snap on the phone than rummage through the office mess to find a camera.
Have a great weekend, everybody!