How often should I water?

There is no simple formula for how many times a week an orchid should be watered. I give some estimates on the pages that describe orchid care for common species, but they are really meant as general guidelines, not a strict set of watering rules. You have to factor in temperature, humidity, light, and time of year. As any of these factors vary, watering is affected. For instance, a warm or windy day will dry out an orchid faster, and require an increase in water. A cool, gray winter day dictates less water. So start by following a formula if you must, but start to notice weather and seasonal variations. Then adjust your watering accordingly.

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