There are many variations of the orchid flower. They come in many sizes and colors. It may sometimes be difficult to see the orchid flower when the plant is growing outside of its natural habitat. In order to get your plant to produce an orchid flower you will need to simulate as best as possible the plant’s natural growing conditions.
The orchid flower lasts different periods of time depending on the type of orchid and the conditions the plant is exposed to while it is blooming. While it is blooming, the orchid should be placed in a cool area out of direct sunlight. It should be watered once a week and should never be left in standing water. Once the orchid has stopped blooming you can encourage it to re-bloom by once again giving it the conditions that it likes. The three major factors that must be control for the orchid flower are water, light, and temperature.
The orchid should be watered once a week with tepid water. Sodium-softened water should not be used. The plant can deal with under watered situations much better than it can deal with over watered situations. Most orchids do not like direct light. The plant should be kept in a place where it can get bright, indirect light. If the leaves turn yellow, the plant is receiving too much light. If they turn dark green, it is getting too little light. Lighting must be ideal in order for the plant to re-bloom.
The temperature needed for the orchid flower to show will vary depending on the kind of orchid. Generally, the plant will need to be ten degrees cooler at night than in the day. This is the temperature change the plant experiences when it is in its natural habitat. Having a proper balance of light, water, and temperature will encourage the orchid to bloom.