This temperature is very comfortable for your orchids - overview for popular species

This temperature is very comfortable for your orchids - overview for popular species

Recommended temperatures at a glance

Normal room temperatures are not always sufficient to get the most out of your orchid. The ideal heat scale for popular orchid species is based on more precise values:

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Orchid speciesSummer by daySummer at nightWinter temperature
Ascocentrum25-27 ° C20-22 ° C17-22 ° C
Cattleya25-30 ° C18-22 ° C18-20 ° C
Cymbidium15-30 ° C15-30 ° C15-18 ° C
Dendrobium20-30 ° C20-30 ° C20-25 ° C
Miltonia17-22 ° C17-22 ° C15-18 ° C
Phalaenopsis20-25 ° C18-25 ° C15-25 ° C
Odontoglossum20-22 ° C18-22 ° C12-22 ° C
Oncidium23-25 ​​° C15-20 ° C15-18 ° C
Vanda25-27 ° C20-22 ° C17-22 ° C

It is important to note that orchids are not exposed to temperature fluctuations of more than 5 degrees Celsius. With a minimum-maximum thermometer you can easily see whether this premise is fulfilled at the selected location.

No blossom without light

The ideal temperature level alone is not enough to move the queen of flowers to a splendid bloom. Only in combination with bright lighting conditions without blazing midday sun in summer, the high expectations are met.


With a targeted temperature fluctuation, you promote the new blossom approach on Phalaenopsis. For this purpose, the orchid stays in a bright, cool room with temperatures between 15 and 16 degrees Celsius from the fourth week after the last flower fall. If the noble houseplant returns to its normal position after 6 weeks, the fresh buds will not be long in coming.