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How to Care for Mini Orchids

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Monique Capanelli

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This article was co-authored by Monique Capanelli. Monique Capanelli is a Plant Specialist and the Owner and Designer for Articulture Designs, an innovative design firm and boutique in Austin, Texas. With over 15 years of experience, Monique specializes in interior botanical design, living walls, event decor, and sustainable landscape design. She attended the University of Texas at Austin. Monique is a Certified Permaculture Designer. She provides plant and botanical design experiences, from small gifts to entire transformations, to shoppers as well as commercial clients including Whole Foods Market and The Four Seasons. This article has been viewed 347,436 times.

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Mini orchids thrive in warm, humid conditions with semi-dry roots to remain healthy. Put your mini orchid in a sunny spot, but avoid direct sunlight. You can also supplement with artificial lighting, like fluorescent lights or high-intensity discharge lights, when you can’t give it enough natural light. In addition to light, mini orchids need a warm room temperature, so keep the thermostat between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in an arid area, mist the leaves every day or two to mimic humid conditions. Instead of watering your orchid, put 1 ice cube in the pot every week to keep it from getting overwatered. To learn how to re-pot your mini orchid every few years, keep reading!

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