Watering Orchids with Ice
Watering your Just Add Ice phalaenopsis orchid with ice cubes is the best and easiest way to care for your orchid plant, which we’ve made easy by following this simple rule of thumb: "3 ice cubes per week." It's just that simple! If you have more than one plant in your container, each plant needs 3 ice cubes weekly.
One of the fastest ways to kill an orchid is to over-water it. Although the size of the ice cube doesn’t matter, they should measure about ¼ cup of water when melted.
Be sure to empty any extra water in the bottom of the decorative pot after each watering, as orchid roots should not sit in excess water. If you are using tap water for watering, ice cubes made with soft water are actually better than those made with unsoften water. Unsoften water typically contains higher amounts of calcium which overtime can build up in the soil and restrict growth.
Watering orchids with ice will not harm the leaves or roots. When placed on top of the media, the ice cubes will slowly release over time with no worries of over-watering. With the slow drip process, the water melts into the bark soil and seeps into the roots. The roots slowly soak up the water as it drips down, which prevents water from sitting at the bottom of your pot.