Posted: 13/01/2013 at 13:38
Bjay, dont over- water/soak the orchid. I killed one with over watering.
I water our 3, well 1 is daughter's, with tepid, soft water (what we have here anyway), only about 1X a week in winter & barely 2X in summer.
Pot in orchid compost, into a clear pot if got, no panic if not. Dont over pot either. The roots do try to escape, it's what they do, so accept some'll be outside the top of pot. If using new compost I wouldnt feed yet. Bright, not hot sill & wait!
Cut back any old flowering stems down to a node & after a couple of weeks or so you should see signs of new growth from one of the lower nodes. That'll be the next flowering stem. Well that's what I do. I do sometimes feed them when the stems are well in bud, but sometimes being the way with houseplants around here.
Right, OH wants me to sort out my Amazon/kindle things- I may be gone some time. J.