Cracks appeared on the leaves of orchids? Some proven ways to help plant
Dec 20, 2019
The appearance of cracks on the leaves of orchids - a common problem. It is not necessary to panic when he saw them - there are several ways to help the plant.
First of all it is necessary to determine the cause of the cracks. Their are several. I am telling about each cause and the method of its removal.
cracks causes and ways to cope with them
1. Mechanical damage
Perhaps the plant is not too carefully applied during transportation or during a dust wipe.
Solution: Most likely, the wound on the sheet will be tightened quickly, and it will not interfere with normal growth and development of plants on. There is no cause for concern.
You can treat it with a special antiseptic, to reduce to zero the probability of negative consequences.
2. Lack of moisture
Many fear the "overflow" of water in the orchid, it's not the water-loving plant.
But all too rare watering can lead to the fact that the root system, and behind her, and the leaves begin to "starve" and crack.
Solution: Orchid watering as needed, depending on the season, 1-3 times a week in the summer up to 2 times a month rest period. Remember also about the dangers of "spillover." Regularly spray the leaves of the plant with an atomizer.
3. The lack of roots
The plant can lose a significant portion of its root system during transplanting or illness.
The remaining roots are not in the "feed" state of all the leaves, nutritional deficiencies leading to cracks.
Solution: Cut the leaves of the orchid. This will reduce the load on the root system, the remaining leaves will get more power and will cease to crack
. Remember that pruning should be carried out according to the rules: tools should be disinfected, we try to cut only damaged leaves, the first time then do not feed the plants, but watered 1-2 times a week and wipe the leaves with a solution of succinic acid.
4. Bust with nitrogenous fertilizers
If you find cracks in addition to symptoms such as a change of color of leaves, their thickening, the appearance of wavy edges - this is the case.
Excess fertilizer with high nitrogen content will do more harm than good.
Solution: Stop fertilize the plant. Then, soak the roots in warm water, planted in fresh soil. Do not fertilize it next 2-3 months.
With these tips you will be able to identify the problem, because of which the leaves burst and competently to solve it.