Tortured wait flowering Orchids? A few tips to help get gorgeous plant
Dec 20, 2019
My first orchid is not blooming more than a year. That I just have not tried... I want to share how I was able to achieve an orchid bloom!
At firstI found the best place in the apartment for this whimsical plants - in general, is the southern part of the house, but since I basically live in the south - I found a place where there is no direct sunlight.
In general, look for a place where there is enough light, but not sunny and warm, but the air should not be too dry!
By the way, do not put the orchid in the kitchen and in general, avoid contact with its fruits, as from them is ethylene.
SecondlyNecessary to ensure the orchid light. If you have short daylight hours - I advise to think about artificial light equipment, because the light day for her - 10-12 hours!
Main cover the upper part of the flower, where there are new buds.
ThirdlyIt is very important not to "overheat" the orchid! That is important to observe the changes in temperature, "day and night" in the summer and in the winter to protect from the hot and dry air batteries (for example, to put a partition of the cardboard for the night)
And of course - watering! I "bathe" their orchid about once a week. I watch as the roots - when they "turn white" - it is a sign that it is time) were immersed in cold water pot to the top, but so that no water gets on the leaves for 15-30 minutes. And do not water the orchid boiled water.
My personal experience has taught me that when a spike already have buds, the faster they will reveal, if you reduce watering.
For orchids in general stress with irrigation and temperature difference - the main thing is not to overdo in temperature modes - useful and extremely beneficial to bloom.
FourthDo not forget to feed the cranky, but incredibly beautiful flower. But! In no case do not do it during flowering. I fertilize my beauties every two weeks during the "bathing", the winter is not more than once a month.
As for the fertilizer - I prefer the liquid. Particular firm or the name will not be called, the main thing carefully read the label. The main thing that you need - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
I always decreases the dosage recommended by the manufacturer of 2-4 times. Only transplanted plant I do not fertilize, as the fresh substrate has all the necessary nutrients.
Perhaps most importantly, I said, if you stick to these tips, the orchid thank you to the rapid and prolonged flowering.