Want gorgeous Orchid? Learn how to properly watered it
Dec 20, 2019
Caring for orchids - not an easy task even for experienced lovers of houseplants. Still, there are some rules, observing that you can have at home gorgeous rare plant.
One of the main points that must be considered at the same time - a literate watering plants. I told him how to do it.
How to water the orchids
1. The correct choice of water
It should start with this, because the roots of exotic plants are sensitive to the quality and composition of the water for irrigation. You should start with temperature.
It is in any case should not be too hot or cold. The temperature should be strictly room. Also prohibited from using hard water, which often flows out of our tap.
At least that can be done - boil it. Ideally, orchid watering melt water.
Prepare its simple. Fill a plastic bottle with water. Place it in the freezer, but give only a partial freeze. Drain some of the water that is not frozen, and the remaining melt and boldly watering flower.
2. The required frequency of watering,
which is calculated based on several factors. The higher the air temperature in the apartment, the more frequently must be watered orchid. In winter, watering should be less frequent than in the summer. For watering large plants with extensive root system use more water than the small.
In general, winter and autumn orchid watering every 1-2 weeks. In hot weather, watering can be several times a week. Watch out for coloring the roots of the plants if they become gray or gray-white, orchid must be watered. If they are green, it is not yet necessary.
3. irrigation Methods
There are several methods of watering orchids that you need to properly apply:
- Strait method. Pot "shed" 2 liters of treated water advance. It should be slightly warmer than room temperature in this case.
- Watering by immersion. Pot is lowered into the basin, which is before it is filled with water. Keep 1-2 minutes.
- Soak. Pot kept in water for 15-20 minutes. Excess water drained.
Also useful for orchids from time to time to bathe in the warm shower. It helps to clean accumulated dust from the plant and nourish it with the necessary moisture. Excess water from the shower also need to be drained. This can be done only in spring and summer.
I use these tips for a long time and I can not get enough of their gorgeous orchids, regularly delight me with their flowering. Ensure proper watering is not so difficult, but it is, perhaps, the most important thing to maintain.