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The Top Tools I Use to Bloom My Orchids

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Tools to Bloom Orchids

Tools to ReBloom Orchids

We don’t grow orchids for their leaves. We grow them for their flowers. These are the tools I use and love and that have helped my orchids bloom. To make it easy for you, I’ve listed these tools together, all in one place.

Find out which tools will help you to bloom your orchids

Here you’ll find the tools I use to help my orchids to bloom. You’ll learn how I use them and how you too can use them to help your orchids to bloom again…and again.

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Grow Light System

Grow Light System

Light is the #1 reason for failure to bloom. I use this Pro Light System to successfully bloom everything from Phalaenopsis to Cattleya orchids.

If you can’t provide enough natural light for your orchids, investing in a grow light system could mean the difference between orchids and bloom and those that don’t.

There are two things I really like about these lights. First, the lights don’t get too hot, so you don’t have to worry about burning your orchids. Second, you can adjust the lights to the height of your orchids. Since Phalaenopsis are a low light and Cattleyas are are high light orchid, you can lower the lights for Cattleyas and bring the lights up higher for Phalaenopsis.

TIP: Once your orchids are in bloom, you can move them from the lights to a location where you can enjoy the flowers.

GROW LIGHT SYSTEM
 

Dyna-Gro Fertilizer

Dyna-Gro Fertilizer

Judicious use of fertilizer will help you to grow stunningly beautiful orchids. Fertilizers will enhance your orchids in every way including: blooming, root systems and leaves, fight off disease and overall health.

Dyna-Gro is the fertilizer that I personally use and recommend for successfully growing orchids

DYNA-GRO FERTILIZER

 

Keiki Power Pro

keiki power pro

If you want your Phalaenopsis orchid to produce more flowers, then this item will do that.

I’ve used it many times with results. After applying this paste your orchid will produce either a keiki (a baby orchid, an exact clone of the mother plant), or, more often, flowers.

A little goes a long way, so you’ll get lots and lots of flowers with this product.

KEIKI POWER PRO
 

Pruning Shears

pruning shears

While these pruners won’t actually make your orchids flower, they are helpful for trimming the flower spike.

These are my favorite pruners! I use them all the time. They are sharp and cut cleanly, every time.

These pruners feel just right in your hand. I use them when potting, to clean away dead roots, trimming flower spikes and for cutting away dead leaves.

PRUNING SHEARS

 

Mini Phalaenopsis

Floralistic mini orchids

I have scoured the internet looking for superior quality Phalaenopsis orchids available at a reasonable price. I am so pleased to recommend these orchids from Floralistic.

These orchids come in a 3″ plastic liner pot and a variety of colors-you pick the color you like best.

MINI PHALAENOPSIS
 

What to Do with Your Grocery Store Orchid

What to Do with Your Grocery Store Orchid

You’ve purchased, or been gifted, an orchid from your local grocery store and now you’re wondering how in the world to care for it.

No worries. In this step-by-step guide you’ll discover everything you need to know to care for the Phalaenopsis, or moth orchid. With full-color photographs, detailed instructions, and bonus guides, I’ll show you how to care for your orchid.

In addition to care tips on light, temperature, air circulation, watering, humidity, fertilizing, potting and re-blooming you’ll even get some styling instructions so you can create your own orchid arrangement.

After reading this book you’ll learn that orchids need not be the world’s longest-lasting throw-away bouquet, instead they are the world’s longest-lasting flower bouquet that blooms, and keep on blooming–for years!

EBOOK: WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR GROCERY STORE ORCHID
 

As I said, these are the tools that I personally use to bloom my orchids. If you have any questions about these products, please comment below or email me at anna@orchidbliss.com.

6 Comments
  1. Sylvia says:

    Like very much all the instruction that you provide us.
    For your info, I never succeed in re-potting my orchids. They die. I tried a few times, I do as according to what I read on the internet, cleaning it cutting the black root etc, but it doesn’t work. Now I don’t dare to re-pot it although according to me, some of it I have to do it.
    Thank you

    1. Anna says:

      Sylvia,
      Repotting can be tricky and some orchids transition better than others. Dendrobiums are notorious for not liking the repotting process. Paphiopedilums, on the other hand, can be repotted anytime, even when they are in bloom. One tip is to repot orchids only when you see new roots emerging.
      Thank you for sharing you experience!
      Anna

  2. Frances says:

    Anna my store bought orchid has now finished blooming its been beautiful but has only one leaf.
    Should I now leave it alone and occasionally feed it, or should I cut the flower stalk back and repot?
    Thank you

    1. Anna says:

      Frances,
      Now that your orchid has finished blooming you can cut back the flower stalk and repot it. Follow this link on repotting your orchid:

      https://orchidbliss.com/how-to-repot/

      If your orchid is in active growth, new leaves and roots are growing, fertilize with a balanced fertilizer 1/4 strength 3 out of 4 times that you water.

      Thank you for your thoughtful question,
      Anna

  3. Ann Farrsr says:

    My leaves are wrinkled .. is that to much water or not enough

    1. Anna says:

      Ann,
      Great question. Wrinkled leaves can mean either one: either too much or too little water. Follow this link below to learn how to determine if you’ve been over- or under-watering your orchid and what you can do about it.

      Thanks for reaching out to me!
      Anna

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