Delicate and beautiful, Piccola Orchids add vibrant color to any room in your home. To make sure your flower thrives, it's important to take the right steps when caring for your orchid. From the right amount of water to the necessary fertilizers, following this guide will help keep your Piccola Orchid healthy and blossoming.
Select a Sunny Spot for Your Orchid.
The Piccola Orchid is a bright flower and needs plenty of sunlight to thrive. To ensure optimal growth, select a sunny spot in your home that won't get too much direct, midday sunlight. A window sill or table near a large window both make great spots for your orchid. With the right amount of sunlight, you'll have a healthy and blooming flower all year round.
Watering the Piccola Orchid.
The Piccola Orchid is not as forgiving with overwatering as other orchids, so it's important to water it correctly. During the growing season (spring and summer) you should water your orchid every 7-10 days when the soil feels dry an inch below the surface. During winter, you can reduce your watering frequency to every three weeks. Avoid getting any water on the leaves, as this will cause them to yellow and rot.
Temperature Requirements for the Piccola Orchid.
To ensure your Piccola orchid is happy and healthy, it’s important to keep the temperature around 65-80°F (18-27°C). You should also consider having a humidity tray with gravel on the bottom — this will allow moisture from the water to evaporate into the air and help keep your orchid in the ideal environment. Placing a fan near your orchid can also help circulate and bring fresh air which will benefit its growth.
Fertilizing Your Piccola Orchid.
Fertilizing your Piccola orchid is also an important step in ensuring its health and growth. To do so, use a specialized orchid fertilizer and mix it with warm water according to the instructions given on the label. Water your orchid with the solution once a month during the growing season of spring to fall, making sure not to fertilize during winter months when your orchid goes into its resting state. When it comes time for fertilizing again, always dilute the solution given by half.
How to Repot a Piccola Orchid.
Repotting your Piccola orchid is an important step in ensuring its thriving and growth. First, select a container that is just large enough to accommodate the root system of your orchid. Fill it with a well-draining potting mix such as a mixture of fir bark and perlite, then carefully lower the orchid into the pot allowing the roots to spread out evenly in the container. Once your orchid has been repotted, make sure to give it some time to adjust before watering heavily and returning it to its usual spot.