A tropical orchid flower looks spectacular in any home. If you received this wonderful flower, then it will require proper care.
Orchids are epitaphs, plants that live on other plants, mostly trees, and therefore the usual flower ground for orchids is not suitable. On sale, there is a special primer for orchids, which, as a rule, consists of pine bark, a small amount of peat, sometimes with the addition of sphagnum moss.
2. Correctly place it in a pot
Orchids require a shallow landing. Plant them in a room looking east or south. They prefer an indirect bright light, and its lack will lead to the fact that the flowers will become ugly. Try to NEVER move the pot, do not move it from place to place. These flowers are critically difficult to experience any changes in their lives. Do not prevent them from living!
Most of the orchids sold from us are mountain species. They feel good at room temperature during the growing season, but for optimal flowering, they need to have the night temperature drop by 2-3 degrees compared to the daytime temperature.
Orchids require abundant watering, but between watering the soil should be able to dry. A simple way to check if the orchid needs water is to touch the substrate with your finger. If it is dry, the flower needs watering; if not, then no.
Domestic orchids require considerable humidity – from 50 to 70%.
There are several ways to increase the humidity:
- place a saucer with water under the plant or a shingle tray;
- daily spray the plant with water from the sprinkler;
- use a humidifier.
6. Competently use fertilizer
Special fertilizers for orchids are sold in flower shops. It is best to adhere to such a fertilizer regime:
- once a week – until orchids give new sprouts;
- once a month – when they reach maturity.
When the plant goes into hibernation, fertilizers should be discarded.
Orchids differ from many flowers in that it is desirable to transplant them every two years. If the plant has ceased to bloom with sufficient light, temperature, and humidity, it may be time to transplant it.
Orchids are susceptible to attacks of worms, scabbards, and whiteflies. Usually, they can be washed off with water, but in extreme cases, you can use insecticide soap.