Orchid Planting Tools (Phalaenopsis Care Tools)

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Orchid Planting Tools (Phalaenopsis Care Tools)

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This article may be a bit different than most topics here. But since I was asked over and over again to share my orchid care secrets, I decided to write them down and synthesize them into a book format.

I personally had been struggling with my first orchid flower for more than 6 years before figuring out all the necessary steps and best practices to keep my plant alive, well, and to help it bloom continuously!orchid planting tools, Phalaenopsis care tools

This work will be published very soon, so if you are interested growing orchids (especially the most popular Phalaenopsis type), keep your eyes open and subscribe to this newsletter. As a bonus, you will receive a couple of nifty printables to remind you of the basics or to give them to your close ones (if you decide to let them to take care of your plants while you are on vacation, for example).

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Now back to our main focus for today – my top Phalaenopsis care necessities you need for your orchid to grow healthy, and to keep blooming year after year!

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Don’t have an orchid yet?

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Don’t know how to care for it?

My simple manual for growing Phalaenopsis (suitable for most orchid types as well) and how to make it bloom time and time again is already available on Amazon! You can also subscribe to this newsletter, grab your FREE printables and keep your eyes peeled for the book!

Placement of your flower

Flower lighting – in case the environment is too dark.

Textile blinds – in case there is too much direct light on the flower.

Room thermometer – to check if the room temperature is appropriate for your orchid

Best orchid necessities for proper watering

A bucket or wash basin (preferably made of eco-friendly material) – choose a size according to the dimensions of the flower pot.

Spray bottles (preferably made of eco-friendly material) – it is best to get two bottles – one for watering the airy roots with clean water, and one for disinfecting the roots and the leaves. Remember to label them correctly and to store them away from children and pets!

Labels – label your spray bottles and your plants. Another option is to buy self-adhesive label paper and print your own labels. I also have prepared some printables you can use to tag your flowers and distinguish them when they are not in bloom.

Water – it is best to use clean distilled water free from any impurities. Another great option I personally use is clean water purified with a charcoal pitcher.

Paper tissues – it is always a good idea to remove any excess water from the base of the flower to avoid rotting.


Fertilizer for growth – liquid growth fertilizer for the main root system and spray one for the airy roots during the growth period.

Fertilizer for blooming – liquid blooming fertilizer for the main root system and spray one for the airy roots during the blooming period.

Best orchid growing tools for large and long-lasting blooms

Apart from the blooming fertilizer, you will need:

Support stakes – you can use simple eco-friendly bamboo stakes and clips or metal ones with cage rings (can be used without clips).

Plant wire is also acceptable instead of the fixating clips.

Orchid must haves for successful re-potting

Gloves – always protect your skin against contamination, fungi, bacteria, and pests.

Hydrogen peroxide 6% – for disinfecting the roots and the leaves. Hydrogen peroxide 3% is also an excellent option.

Soil – you can use every type of regular orchid soil or potting mix.

Orchid pots – you can use regular plain orchid pots with plenty of holes, or more beautiful ceramic ones but with less visibility to the root system and less light photosynthesized.

Moisture meter – it is best to get this tool if you use the ceramic pots which conceal the root system inside the container.

Utility knife – for adding extra ventilation to the plastic pots, if needed.

Gardening scissors – for cutting off flower spikes and dried/rotting roots and leaves.

T-shaped flower tags – you can use these to write down all the necessary details of your plant – for example- the next re-potting date. You can also use my FREE printable tag you can print on a piece of adhesive paper and stick it to the plastic flower tag!



Phalaenopsis Care for Beginners” is your simple hassle-free guide for growing, blooming, and propagating your magnificent Phalaenopsis orchids!
Are you constantly struggling to make your orchid grow and bloom properly? Or maybe you have a brand new Phalaenopsis plant and you have no clue what to do with it?
Worry not! This is exactly what you need!

No more confusion! Everything you need to know to grow your orchids in one place!


  • Where to place your orchid in order to supply it with the best conditions?
  • How and when to water your orchid? One of the most controversial topics!
  • How and when to fertilize your orchid to ensure its proper growth and long-lasting blooming?
  • How and when to re-pot your orchid?
  • How to help your orchid bloom continuously year after year?
  • How and when to propagate your orchid? It’s not that scary as you think!
  • How to properly treat and prevent the most common issues?
  • and so much more!