R690 Inc VAT
Mini Orchid in a glass bowl with stones and moss detail
Rileys Wild Bunch Orchid Care Info
Orchids do not like extreme heat or extreme cold , direct sunlight or air con remember that if you over water them you will kill them and rot the roots , this is the biggest problem when killing an orchid , people like to drown them with water. PLEASE DON’T.
Tips for maintaining your orchids
Our rule of thumb when it comes to watering an orchid and it is in summer put one ice cube at the base of each orchid once a week checking that the medium that the orchid is in is dry first and in winter one ice cube per orchid every two weeks . Always put your finger into the base of the orchid to check to see if the area where the roots are , are wet , if they are and it is very moist or wet do not water and check again in a weeks time . Best one person in the household takes charge of the watering as to not over water. If you have a water bottle mister you can also use that to water the orchids 30 sprays in summer and 15 sprays per orchid in winter . Again checking that the plant does in fact need water .
Orchids draw moisture from the atmosphere .
Don’t place orchids in direct sunlight , if outside that make sure there is bright shade
Don’t place orchids in a kitchen near fruit apples , bananas , melons and peaches these fruit produce ethylene gas along with some veg …. When the hormone ethylene gas is released this can speed up the life of your orchid and make it wilt /flowers die faster.
PLEASE NOTE THAT RILEYS WILD BUNCH CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ORCHIDS THAT LEAVE OUR SHOP IN PERFECT CONDITION ONCE THEY LEAVE OUR CARE , THIS PLANT FLOWERS AND THE FLOWERS DIE, EARLY DEATH IS CAUSED BY OVER WATERING , UNDER WATERING , POSITION CONDITIONS , WEATHER CONDITIONS , NATURE .