In The Dead Of Winter -Orchid Treatments

My hobby that I am crazy about is gardening. It is an integral part of me and I devote all my free time to it. Sometimes my friends ask for help with their gardens. And I am happy to help.

It’s February - So What Should We Be Doing?

There are a number of steps to take in February to protect orchids

First, Phals:

They are currently in spike and in bloom. Visit the annual orchid shows and you’ll see a lot of beautiful Phals and they are on sale too.

The flowers are now blooming and you’ll need to water them at least once every week. Make sure you don’t spill any water on the flowers or you might cause the growth of fungus.

Do not forget to fertilize it using a fertilizer that is rich in phosphorous. This is a great bloom boost in your garden. The blooms typically last between 2 and 4 months. Get rid of dead blooms, or they may develop an infection with fungus.


To keep your catts happy, reduce the

and watering to the minimum. The plant should dry prior to your next irrigation. Also, do not pot.

Be sure your cattleya receives enough sunlight. In winter, it is crucial that the flowering process takes place. If it’s really cold, especially at night, be sure to keep your orchids at least a foot away from windows.

You might see the appearance of a brown sheath around the stem. If it’s loose, peel it off. Do not pull it off when it’s not ready to be removed.

It is a great moment to look into buying cats that flower in spring.


These orchids are tolerant of cold. They can endure a brief time of temperatures of up between 30 and 40 F. They are just beginning to show their peak bloom for the majority.

Make sure that they get enough water regularly. They shouldn’t dry out in between the watering. Also, a fertilizer high in phosphorous will keep the bloom going and extend its life of the bloom.

If your plant is located outside do not let it become overflow with water, or it could become a naivete to contract fungal diseases.