Orchids Care Video

By Ryan Levesque, the “Orchid Care” Guy

In today’s orchid care video my good friend Chuck is going to show let you in on a little secret that you may not know that can help STRETCH your orchid’s blooming time…

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Beware of Ethylene Gas / Ripening Fruit

When it comes to orchids care, most people want to know: How can I keep my orchid in bloom as long as possible? In today’s video my good friend and fellow “orchid nut” Chuck shares a simple little tip to help STRETCH your orchid’s blooming time:

As soon as your orchid starts to bloom, move it to a location in your home at least 10 feet away from any ripening fruit.

Here’s why:

When fruit ripens, it releases ethylene gas, and ethylene gas can cause the flowers on your orchid to fade… and many times even collapse!

It’s essentially the same thing that happens when “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch…” That one bad apple can spoil your orchid too!

Also, never spray household air freshener or aerosol cans of any kind near your orchids for the same reason – they’re FILLED with that very same ethylene gas that you want to desperately avoid!

Hope today’s quick little tip helps you and your orchids have longer-lasting blooms!


If you’d like to see everything you need to know to care for your orchids, including step-by-step tutorials on repotting, how (and where) to cut back, how to propagate your orchid, as well as how to identify and treat pests and disease – then you might really enjoy our Orchid DVD Course.

>> Click Here to Check out the Orchids Made Easy DVD Course << The comprehensive DVD Course, which comes on 3 DVDs, goes into way more detail than we're able to cover in these free quick tips. And by the way, right now - we have a few discounted copies remaining, which you can learn more about here.

All my best,

Ryan “The Orchid Guy” :-)

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