For years I’ve heard people say orchids are easy. Then Elizabeth went orchid nuts. With her advice, here’s how.
1. Get the ones with the broad, waxy leaves (Phalaenopsis) not the grassy looking ones (Dendrobium).
2. Fertilize them with orchid fertilizer when you water them once a week.
3. When they start growing a lot, or putting out those snaky air roots, move them to a different environment, like outside.
I have big sunny windows in my office downtown, and I keep them happy there for months. When they look like they want to do something new, I take them home and toss them on the back porch and ignore them (unless it doesn’t rain for weeks). After a month or so, I’ll look out there and they are putting out a bud stalk.