Watering an Orchid

Delia O\’Sullivan asked 7 years ago

I got a present of an Orchid today. I don’t know its name. It is in a plastic container and it looks to be set in bark. There seems to be about 3 rings of root at the bottom. Since its bark, the water will just run through. How do I know when and how much water to to give it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The compost is made deliberately very porous to allow water to run through.

Just moisten the compost from time to time allowing the excess water to run off into the sink or saucer but do not allow the roots to stand in water for more than a couple of hours.