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Orchid Feeding & After Care
Orchids are notoriously weak feeders and a solution of one-quarter to half strength orchid fertilizer is all most plants need.
A blend 30/20/20 is best for plants potted in a bark mix, as the bark will neutralise the nitrogen and a blend of 20/20/20 mix for most other orchids.
There are two types of feed, each formulated for a particular task:
Orchid Bloom – to maximize flowering.
Orchid growth – to encourage vigorous growth.
Deadhead flowers and sheaths, but take care not to damage the pseudobulb from where the inflorescence grew.
Phaleanopsis, the flower spike will have grown from between the leaves on the plant body, it should be cut back to an inch of where it appeared.
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