Orchid Flower Life Span

Orchids are the second largest family of plants on the planet. Their abundance of as many as twenty thousand species, including hybrid forms resulting from the crossing of already known species, is fascinating. The delicate appearance and elegance of these plants exude beauty and splendor and attracts all flower lovers. Orchids have a vibrant specter of colors ranging from snow-white, bright red and sky blue, yellow, purple to darker shades. With plenty of love and proper care, orchids can bloom in any home.

With maintenance and proper care, the Orchid Flower Life span can reach several years. The most important thing is to provide them with an environment that is most similar to their natural habitat, which involves moisture and light.

The most important factors in maintaining Orchid Flower Life span are:

  1. Light
  2. Humidity
  3. Temperature
  4. Feeding
  5. Irrigation

orchid flower lifespan


To provide the ideal conditions and to extend the Orchid Flower Life span, it is important to become familiar with the basic life cycles of this plant. The orchid has two life stages:

  • Intense Growth Phase - It represents the phase during which the orchid blooms and needs intensive care. This phase is divided into the vegetative phase (in which the leaves and roots grow) and the flowering phase (when it blooms)
  • Resting Phase - There is no flowering at this stage, and it can take up to several weeks or even several months, depending on the species. The resting phase lasts mostly from autumn to spring when the orchid does not require intensive care. The needs of the orchid during this period are minimal.

More details can be found on our previous blog post: How to take care of potted orchids.

The orchid flower life span largely depends on the proper care given and the type of orchids in question. Phalaenopsis orchids blooms can last 2 to 4 months with 1 to 2 flowering cycles a year.