Orchids do not like direct sun. They require low light levels, but they do need sunlight. It is possible for them to survive in offices but they may struggle. Avoid placing your orchid on windowsills because of the direct light. Try coffee tables or kitchen islands. Buds and flowers may begin to wilt if your plant does not receive enough sunlight. Do not mistake this for under watering. To put this into some perspective, direct sunlight outdoors can measure at 10,000 foot candles and orchids like 1,500 foot candles.
Despite what you may hear, orchids do not like ice. This probably comes at no surprise considering orchids are grown in temperatures of 82 F for over a year. It is best to keep your orchid between 60 F and 80 F. It is ok to go too warm, but its possible to experience damage beneath 60 F. This may cause burns to appear on your leaves. Leaving an orchid in a hot car can kill your plant so be careful when you transport your orchid.
Did you purchase a single plant or a garden? There are many different orchid sizes and concepts. Follow the watering advice given with your plant purchase. Orchids are epiphytic plants that attach themselves to trees. They do not require water often and do not need a lot. When giving water using the SimpleShot Glass, be sure to give all the shots and once and fill the shot glass to the 3 oz mark each time.
It is not necessary to add fertilizer to your water or feed your orchid. At the greenhouse, we give low amounts of fertilizer and your orchid has plenty of energy to continue its bloom cycle. If you would like to add fertilizer, do not add much fertilizer. You can find special orchid feeds online.