THE CUT

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GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

Survival of the Moth Orchid

25th January 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

Of all the plants I’ve accidently knocked off, this one I’ve composted the most. So, how not to kill it...

RATING
Needy Flatmate

HOW NOT TO KILL IT
A floral friend of mine swears by leaving it in the bathroom and letting it do its thang.

DRINK?
Functional binge drinker. Keep the roots hydrated but never soggy and don’t splash the foliage.

LIGHT?
Yes, but not too strong.

HUMIDITY?
Give it to me.

GETTING THE FLORAL GOODS
If you’re getting no flower turn down the heat. Letting the plant cool by about 5°C for four weeks
will force out a flower.

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