Hot to take good care of orchids

Keep good care of orchids I never was a huge fan of orchids. I thought they’re flowers for elderly women’s and that they need a ton of fostering. But when we moved into our current apartment, my mother in law gave me an orchid as a housewarming gift and it’s super easy to take care of. Plus, when it blooms (what it does quite a lot) it’s stunning! Just a beautiful timeless plant.


Keep good care of orchids


To keep your orchids pretty you need:
  • partial light
  • consistent moisture
  • warm temperature
  • fertilizer

As orchids are tropical plants, they mostly grow under trees. In your home, they do best in a north facing window (as the light isn’t too strong).

Don’t overwater !!  It’s enough to water your orchid once a week. Healthy orchids have white roots and fleshy leafs. You may have heard of the ice-cube tip?! As an orchid is a tropical plant, they don’t know ice and you can damage the plant when it get’s too cold. So I never use ice cubes or ice cold water.

Like I mentioned, orchids are tropical flowers, which means they like it warm (just as we do!). In winter, I like to move my orchid from the window ledge to a side table in my living room. This way my plant doesn’t freeze at nights.

Most plant’s get their energy and nutrients from the soil, but as you noticed, orchids are planted in a mix of mosses (for support). So around every four to five weeks, I feed mine with some orchid fertilizer. You can buy special fertilizer at most flower shops or gardening centers.

The best thing about orchids is, that they bloom for many weeks. When a blossom starts to fade, simply snip them off. When you lost all your blossoms don’t throw the plant away! simply keep watering and feeding and it will start flowering again.


And that’s it. That’s how easy it is to take good care of your orchid’s to keep them pretty and alive for ages.


  1. 11. May 2017 / 11:09

    I feel the same way about orchids! Not my favorite flower, but I was gifted one from my husband’s aunt. I was able to keep it alive for a few months. Yours is beautiful!

    • Ilka
      11. May 2017 / 17:27

      It seems tat orchids make great gifts, haha.
      Mine is now alive for over a year, I guess I figured out how to keep them alive.
      Thank you, I truly start to like her <3 xx

  2. 9. May 2017 / 19:53

    I’ve had the hardest time keeping orchids alive, but I was always told to do the ice cube watering method. I’ll have to get one and try warm water!

    • Ilka
      10. May 2017 / 07:52

      Yes, I suggest you, to try lukewarm water 🙂 But don’t overwater 😉 haha
      Much love xx

  3. 9. May 2017 / 19:45

    This is going to definitely help me. I’m known for killing our poor orchids. Thanks for sharing!

    • Ilka
      10. May 2017 / 07:51

      I’m glad you find it helpful, Jessica. 🙂
      Tell me how it’s going xxxx

  4. Ola
    9. May 2017 / 17:17

    I enjoyed reading this post very much. I’ve been contemplating purchasing an orchid, but didn’t know how to care for it. I feel a bit better about moving forward with my purchase now.

    • Ilka
      10. May 2017 / 07:51

      I’m happy it helped you decide. Let me know how the tips help caring for your orchid 🙂
      Much love, Ilka x

  5. 9. May 2017 / 16:57

    Thank you for these great tips! I love orquids and alwayd have a blooming orquid on display at my home. But two of the phalarnopsis I have haven’t bloomed in over a year and I think it’s because of the partial light thing. Thanks for sharing this! Really appreciate it:)

    • Ilka
      10. May 2017 / 07:50

      I’m happy you find the post helpful. I suggest you, to try different lighting. Maybe it help’s
      Much love xxx

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