Care for Orchids

How to Care for Jewel Orchids

Jewel orchids are known for their elegant leaves. Unlike most other species, gardeners don't grow them for their flowers. If you want to grow one of these plants, there are a few things you need to know. This article will give you a few tips on how to care for jewel orchids.


These plants need a lot of humidity. This may be difficult if you're growing one in your home. Your heater and air conditioner reduce the amount of humidity in your house. Therefore, it's important to monitor humidity when growing these plants.


In addition to a lot of humidity, these orchids should be giving water regularly. You should try to keep them evenly moist. Be aware that since you will be providing a lot of humidity, you will also need to provide enough ventilation. If you don't, your plant will have an increased risk of developing a fungal disease.


Jewel orchids grow in areas with little light in their normal habitat. When growing one yourself, you only need to provide low to medium light. Make sure that you don't expose the plant to bright light or strong sunlight. The best way to provide the right amount of light is to use fluorescent or incandescent lights.


Some species of jewel orchids prefer cooler temperature. However, most of them like to be given a warmer environment. These species should be grown in temperatures ranging from 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the day. At night, the ideal temperature would range from 55 to 60 degrees. The absolute minimum temperature you should expose the plant to is 45 degrees, while the max is 100 degrees.


During full growth, from Spring until early Fall, jewel orchids should be fed lightly. Give them food about every two weeks. These plants are very sensitive to salt build-up, so you need to provide clear waterings between each feeding. You can start to feed once a month beginning in Fall and stopping at the end of Winter.

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