by Angelique
(Andover, Minnesota, USA)

I have a Phalaenopsis Ever Spring King 'Sun Jye' Phal (Chih Shang Stripes x Golden Peoker') orchid and would like to know what the best, and easiest, fertilizer is. Any thoughts? Also one flower has fallen off after about having it a month. I received it in full bloom and don't know how it was at the time of purchase. Is this normal?

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Jun 27, 2012
Cable's Reply
by: Cable Thompson

Beautiful plant!

There are many brands of orchid fertilizer; one of the better ones is MSU Orchid Fertilizer. In general, when fertilizing orchids it's best to provide fertilizer often, and at low concentrations: fertilize "weakly, weekly".

The flowers starting to drop after a month or so is normal; that is about how long most Phalaenopsis bloom for. Most will bloom once a year, usually tied to a particular season. If the flower stem remains green, I would not cut it off because it might rebloom next year. If it turns brown, remove it.

Hope that helps!

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