Winter orchid care

Since I tend to be an over-waterer, going into the dormant season is tough for me. In the fall, I can’t resist continuing to do my daily plant check without a watering can in hand. Eventually, a few weeks before winter’s start, I remember to substitute my spray mister for my watering can. That satisfies my urge to tend to my plants, and keeps me from overwatering. Dormant orchids (like Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums) can quickly rot with too much water in the winter. Some orchids that don’t truly go dormant (like Phals, Paphs, & Masdevallias) still need regular water, but with shorter and cooler days, they don’t mind being a little on the dry side.

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