- Inspired by formulations used by the professionals.
- Nurturing Orchid Feed & Tonic contains 12 perfectly balanced essential nutrients designed to encourage strong, glossy leaves and the growth of longer lasting flowers.
- Invigorating Orchid Care Mist combines 12 essential ingredients to promote good health with every spray. The soft mist creates an ideal humid atmosphere and contains humic acid to stimulate plant growth as well as lavender and avocado oils to deter pests.
Why do I need to feed my orchids?
Unlike outdoor plants, orchids are completely reliant on us to keep them well fed. Although they arrive in compost that contains low levels of fertiliser, these nutrients are quickly used up. That’s why you need to use an orchid feed, to ensure your orchids are getting the vital nutrients and vitamins they need to flourish.
Why do I need to mist my orchids?
Most of our favourite orchids originally come from tropical climates, where they flourish in humid conditions. Our warm, dry homes cause them to lose moisture quickly and can cause leaves to wilt and crisp, or flower buds to drop before opening. This is why you need to regularly use a houseplant mist spray, especially during colder months where central heating dries out the air in our homes. It’s important to keep your plants healthy by providing an environment they’re comfortable in.
How to use
It’s best to feed orchids regularly during their growing season, which runs from March to September. For most orchids, including moth orchids (Phalaenopsis), add 5ml (approx. 4 pumps) of Nurturing Orchid Feed & Tonic per 2 litres of tepid water. For Cymbidiums, use 20ml per 2 litres of water. For the very best results, use every other watering.
Always make sure that your plants are not sat in water, as this will rot the roots and kill the plants. Come back and check 15 minutes after watering and pour away any excess pooled water.
To give your plants an additional rejuvenating boost, combine with the Invigorating Orchid Care Mist to promote healthy growth. To use, shake the bottle well, and then mist the leaves until it looks like a fine dew has settled on them and then gently spritz the top of the compost to moisten it. Take care to avoid directly spraying flowers as excessive moisture can upset them. Aim to mist 2 to 3 times each week, year round.