This Simple Hack Will Keep Your Orchid Alive Longer

Sunlight: Place orchids on south, east, or west-facing windowsills for bright indirect sunlight; they thrive on light and insufficient exposure can lead to issues.

Watering: Water once a week on average; use an ice cube for a steady stream of water that won't overwhelm delicate roots.

Roots: Orchid roots are light green and firm; if they appear green, take a break from watering.

Temperature and Humidity: Orchids thrive between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit; maintain humidity between 30-40% or slightly higher.

Pruning: After blooming cycle, prune flowering spikes close to the base to prepare for the next cycle.

Ice Cube Trick: Yes, it works; a study compared ice and traditional watering, yielding similar results. Personal preference determines watering method.

Easiest Orchid: Phalaenopsis orchids are forgiving and commonly available; orchids labeled as "hard to care for" are manageable with the right environment and care.