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Orchid
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Orchid
Orchid
Orchid
Orchid
Orchid
Luisia morsei
Orchid is robust and can go months without receiving water. Its most distinct characteristic is its flowers: yellow, black, and fuzzy, these sometimes striped blooms resemble the bees which pollinate orchid and countless other plants.
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Attributes of Orchid

Lifespan
Perennial
Plant Type
Herb
Plant Height
50 cm
Spread
4 m to 8 m
Flower Color
Yellow
Green
Purple
Red
Brown
Leaf type
Evergreen

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What is the best way to water my Orchid?
The manner in which you water the Orchid will depend somewhat on whether or not your plant is in an active growth phase. If so, you should apply water to your plant’s soil and, if the weather is warm, perform occasional overhead watering to allow the plant to absorb moisture through its leaves. By contrast, in winter, and when the weather is cool or wet generally, you should stick to watering the soil directly rather than including overhead watering as well. You’ll know your Orchid needs more water if its roots and leaves become thin and dry or show discoloration. Orchid receives too much water will look mushy and limp. You should grow your Orchid in a pot and ensure that the potting mix you use has fantastic drainage. During the growing season, you’ll need to water this plant multiple times per week. However, each watering should drain quickly through the growing medium to prevent any standing water. The amount of water you give will change based on the size of the pot you use. Generally, pots that are a bit larger will need water less frequently, while smaller pots will have a slightly more frequent watering schedule. Rainwater and distilled water are the best kinds of water to use for this plant, and it is best if the water you use matches the temperature of the air as closely as possible.
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What should I do if I water my Orchid too much or too little?
Allowing your Orchid to sit in soil that remains too moist for too long is one of the most common ways to kill this plant. While these plants need water frequently during active growth, they also need to live in a growing medium that drains water rapidly. When this plant experiences overwatering, it will become mushy and develop root rot. If that occurs, you should be prepared to use a pair of sterile pruning shears to cut out any roots that show signs of rot. After doing that, you should then repot your Orchid, ensuring that the container allows for drainage and that you fill the container with a fast-draining potting mix. However, Orchid doesn’t typically respond that well to excessive repotting, so it is crucial to get your watering rate right. Underwatered Orchid will begin to shrivel and feel dry to the touch. If this occurs, it is likely because the soil is drying out faster than you expected, which means you should increase your watering frequency.
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How often should I water my Orchid?
During the active growth stage, which spans the spring and summer months, you should plan to water your Orchid about once or twice per week while increasing that rate to three times per week or more in the case of long periods of hot and dry weather. In the winter, you will also need to water your Orchid, but not nearly as much. A watering frequency of two to three times per month should be enough to keep your Orchid alive during the coldest months. However, if you keep your Orchid indoors during winter, you should account for the fact that indoor growing locations can cause the soil to dry quicker than usual, which may mean you need to increase the number of monthly waterings. You can use the fall as a time to gradually reduce your watering frequency from the summer rate of multiple times per week down to your reduced winter watering schedule.
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What should I consider when watering my Orchid in different seasons and growth periods?
There are two important growth phases that you should consider when planning the watering schedule for your Orchid. The first of those periods is the active growth period, which happens in spring and summer, and which calls for watering this plant multiple times per week. The second important growth period is the rest period that the Orchid should experience for about two to three months each year during winter. During that time, your plant will need far less water and fertilization than normal. Water about once or twice per month during this time. During the fall, you should begin to gradually reduce your watering frequency from multiple times per week all the way down to the once or twice per month rate that is appropriate for winter.
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How should I water my Orchid differently if I grow it indoors?
The Orchid requires a growing environment that is relatively humid. Unfortunately, most indoor growing locations will lack the level of air moisture that this plant prefers. This causes the plant and its soil to dry out more quickly than it would when growing outdoors. To combat this effect, you may want to include a humidifier in the room where you grow your Orchid. You may also need to water it a bit more frequently as well. However, while Orchids do prefer humidity, they also require adequate air circulation as well, to prevent excessive moisture build-ups and the diseases that can result. Consider including a fan in the room where you grow this plant as well to ensure proper air circulation remains present.
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Orchid is native to temperature environments, thriving in a temperature range of 68 to 100 °F (20 to 38 ℃). In different seasons, adjusting temperatures to mimic this range can promote healthy growth.
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Orchid is robust and can go months without receiving water. Its most distinct characteristic is its flowers: yellow, black, and fuzzy, these sometimes striped blooms resemble the bees which pollinate orchid and countless other plants.
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9 to 11
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Lifespan
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Plant Type
Herb
Plant Height
50 cm
Spread
4 m to 8 m
Flower Color
Yellow
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Leaf type
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Just like people, each plant has its own preferences. Learn about your plants' temperature needs and create a comforting environment for them to flourish. As you care for your plants, your bond with them will deepen. Trust your intuition as you learn about their temperature needs, celebrating the journey you share. Lovingly monitor the temperature around your plants and adjust their environment as needed. A thermometer can be your ally in this heartfelt endeavor. Be patient and gentle with yourself as you explore your plants' temperature needs. Cherish your successes, learn from challenges, and nurture your garden with love, creating a haven that reflects the warmth of your care.
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Orchid is native to temperature environments, thriving in a temperature range of 68 to 100 °F (20 to 38 ℃). In different seasons, adjusting temperatures to mimic this range can promote healthy growth.
Regional wintering strategies
Orchid is a tropical plant, so during the winter, if the minimum temperature drops below {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}, it is recommended to bring Orchid indoors for cultivation. Maintaining indoor temperatures above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min} is highly beneficial. Choose a location near a south-facing window to ensure ample sunlight. Additionally, regularly mist the plant or use a humidifier to maintain humidity levels. For orchids that need to overwinter outdoors, it is essential to ensure they are in a sheltered position that receives sunlight. During colder temperatures, you can set up a temporary greenhouse or use materials such as plastic film or fabric to wrap the plants.
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Low Temperature
Orchid thrives in warm environments and is not tolerant of low temperatures. It grows best when the temperature is above {Suitable_growth_temperature_min}. During winter, it should be kept above {Tolerable_growing_temperature_min}. When the temperature falls below {Limit_growth_temperature}, the leaves will exhibit extensive water-soaked necrosis, wilting, and drooping.
Solutions
Trim off the frostbitten areas. Immediately bring indoors to a warm environment for protection against the cold. Choose a location near a south-facing window to place the plant, ensuring ample sunlight. Additionally, avoid placing the plant near heaters or air conditioning vents to prevent excessive dryness in the air.
High Temperature
During summer, Orchid should be kept below {Suitable_growth_temperature_max}. When the temperature exceeds {Tolerable_growing_temperature_max}, the plant's growth will cease, and its leaves will gradually wilt. It becomes more susceptible to root rot and can be easily sunburned when exposed to direct sunlight.
Solutions
Trim away the sunburned and dried-up parts. Move the plant to a location that provides shade from the midday and afternoon sun. Water the plant in the morning and evening to keep both the plant and the environment moist.
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