Should I Feed My Orchid When It’s Blooming

I just got a Dendrobian Orchid as a gift. Do I need to feed it? If so, how often?

Hi Ginger,

Never feed an Orchid Plant when it is blooming. Feeding indoor Orchid Plants at this time discourages flower production and can distort the flowers. Fertilize Orchid Houseplants only when the plant is actively producing new leaves. Use a well balanced plant food containing a 20-20-20 mixture of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Purple, cream, and orange Orchid Plant.

Dendrobian Fancy lady