Cultivate your orchids properly!

Enjoy flowers for longer

Orchids are beautiful, available in many colours and are simply perfect as windowsill decorations. LECHUZA helps you bring your orchids to life! Here are the recommended care instructions, as well as how to easily plant these blooming beauties in suitable orchid pots.

Designed especially for these precious tropical species, ORCHIDEA is the new planter from LECHUZA that’s perfect for meeting the high demands of plants such as Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium.

The all-in-one pot for orchids


Good style can be demanding – and orchids are very demanding! It’s never been so easy to meet the needs of these elegant plants though: this complete set comes with a stylish planter, translucent insert and special orchid substrate mix - only the best for these demanding beauties!

ORCHIDEA The all-in-one pot for orchids

Fit for the challenge
and tailored to your orchid

Your orchids are going to love it: ORCHIDEA’s semi-transparent liner allows plenty of light reach the roots, promoting healthy growth for this demanding plant.

Original LECHUZA Orchideen-Substrat mit Kokosfasern und Humin

The original LECHUZA orchid substrate mix comprises coconut fibres and humin, and it is exactly what orchids need for perfect growth.
And the best bit is that the orchid planter set already includes enough of this special substrate mix for potting!

ORCHIDPON - Special substrate for orchids


Special substrate for orchids

Especially for the noble tropical inhabitants LECHUZA has designed the substrate ORCHIDPON, which offers the plants ideal conditions for an opulent flowering splendor. ORCHIDPON enables a balanced water and air supply, good nutrient storage and a constant pH value. This makes orchids feel good and provides them with the best all-round care.

The orchid substrate can be used not only for ORCHIDEA, but also for all other LECHUZA and conventional planters due to its good properties.

Caring for orchids: professional advice

Tips from LECHUZA’s experts

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Correct watering

Things to watch out for

Orchids are particularly prone to root rot: Originating in rainforests, most orchids enjoy high humidity in the air, but do not tolerate being soggy and waterlogged! The LECHUZA irrigation system supplies your plants with the optimum amount of water.

Important: Orchids prefer water which doesn’t contain calcium carbonate (lime), e.g. rainwater. From time to time, you can also spray the whole plant with water too, creating a pleasant steam around the plant to imitate their natural habitat in the tropics.

Orchid watering instructions

Follow these steps:

  1. If there is no water supply shaft, only pour moderately over the substrate from above – do not pour water over the plant’s flowers or leaves. Half-fill the water reservoir, or use a little less water depending on the size and individual needs of your orchid.
  2. Once all the water has gone, allow the plant to be dry for a period of 7–14 days. Using your finger, check how moist the substrate mix is – and always take into account how much water your orchid variety needs. Note: wilted leaves may be a sign of over-watering. LECHUZA specialists are available to answer your individual queries over the phone. Give the customer service team a call!

Correct fertilising and feeding

Like any plant, orchids need nutrients to grow. However, since they don’t need a lot, you can quickly run the risk of over-fertilising them. LECHUZA’s slow-release fertiliser can be used both with the special orchid substrate mix and LECHUZA’s PON substrate for a period of 4–6 months. Following on from that, use a commercially available orchid fertiliser every 4–6 weeks.

Perfect positioning for orchids

Perfect positioning

Orchids need a lot of light, but should still be protected from strong, direct sunlight (for example, in east- or west-facing windows). Otherwise, they may experience burns from the sun. It is best to leave your orchid in a half-shaded position for a while, before then moving it to a sunnier spot – this should lower the risk of burns.

What to do in case of flower loss or damage

Withering and pruning

What to do in case of flower loss or damage

In principle, it is quite normal for orchids to lose their flowers from time to time. It doesn’t always mean that you haven’t looked after them properly. You should cut an orchid back if it loses all its flowers on one stem, if no new flowers regrow from it and if the stem is already yellow/brown. There are two options:

  1. The fast way to encourage a new shoot to start growing quickly, cut the stem about 1 cm above the second or third dormant bud.
  2. The gardener’s way: by cutting the stem about 1 cm above the first dormant bud, you will give the plant more time to recover. This will make the single dormant bud turn into a new flowering shoot. This method may take longer for the next flowers to appear (up to half a year), but the orchid will reward you with stronger flowers and richer displays of colour.

Repotting orchids

Step-by-step guide

Repotting orchids Step-by-step guide Step 1
Repotting orchids Step-by-step guide Step 1

LECHUZA’s table-top planters are the perfect size for young orchids. The substrate mix can be found in a bag in the planter insert. Fill up the insert, leaving enough room for the root ball to be placed inside.

Repotting orchids Step-by-step guide Step 2

Gently remove wood and/or bark from the orchid’s roots. Take this opportunity to cut off old, rotting roots as well.

Repotting orchids Step-by-step guide Step 3

Position your plant with the root ball on top the substrate layer. Fill up the insert, right to the brim, using the remaining orchid substrate mix. If possible, put larger aerial roots into the planter.

Repotting orchids Step-by-step guide Step 4

By gently tapping on the planter repeatedly, the substrate will shift around and achieve greater contact between the orchid roots and the substrate. Lightly press down with your fingers so that your orchid is firmly in place inside the planter. And then you’re all done!

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