Need advice concerning My ORCHIDS?
Am leaving for six weeks . How do I keep them alive while I am away ? Thank You
- BenLv 51 year agoFavorite Answer
If they are phalaenopsis (moth orchids), the one most commonly sold as a houseplant, then you don't really need to do anything.
Give them a good water just before you leave, don't put them anywhere too hot, and maybe stand the pots in a tray of damp gravel (although even that's not really necessary), and they will survive 6 weeks without further water just fine. They are resilient plants, and more likely to die from too much water than too little.
- DIEGO.Lv 71 year ago
i wonder too.
- heart o' goldLv 71 year ago
Orchid are actually semi-succulents and can survive a bit of neglect much better than they can survive being overwatered.
I suggest you water well and leave them. Don’t leave them standing in water, you can leave them over a tray of pebbles with water so long as the roots are not in the water.
- mermelizLv 71 year ago
Leave your plants with a trusted neighbor or friend.
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- PearlLv 71 year ago
ask a friend to take care of thern while youre gone
- BonFireLv 71 year ago
Make sure they are going to stay covered (the stems ) in water . like put them in the sink in the vase and have the faucet just drip drip so it doesn't go overflowing but it is always has plenty of water in the vase.
- Anonymous1 year ago
GF, who used the raise orchids, says 'good luck' ...........................