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Phalaenopsis Orchid

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My Phalaenopsis Orchid had six blooms this year. There is a new stem. What should I do? Sydney, Windham, CT

Mort's Answer:
Moth Orchids are easier than most other orchids to grow in the house. Lower daytime temps help produce more flowers. It is not necessary to lower the temperature at night. The new stem can produce more blooms after the present flowering stem is completely depleted. Continue to water sparingly and you can now add a half of a teaspoon of liquid fertilizer to a quart of water. If you keep the plant at the optimum temp of 65 degrees, you get more flowers and new flower-bearing stems.

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