These dainty houseplants impress us again and again with their infinite, multi-faceted beauty. Their flowers always look delightful, but many people find orchids difficult to care for. Today we want to share with you some tips that explain the specifics of their care.
First of all, you would have to be careful when buying. Any specks or dots on the leaves can indicate a disease of the plant.
The moth orchid (Phalaenopsis) would be the right choice for beginners. There are countless color variations that, with proper care, bloom almost all year round. Often one offers faded orchids at low prices. This factor shouldn’t bother you, the plant will soon charm you with its magnificent flowers.
The large orchid family is divided into several subfamilies. The most important of these are:
Monopodial – these include Phalaenopsis, Vanda, and Angraecum
Sympodial – these include cattleya, screech orchids, dendrobias, pansy orchids, oncidium, and lady’s slipper.
The orchids need to be repotted every 2-3 years when they have faded or after their dormant period. Often you have to repot them after buying them because the roots can rot in high humidity. By the way, your orchid should be in the small container because it will bloom more often.
The roots are very delicate and filigree. A few hours before repotting, the orchid is therefore watered abundantly. Then hold the intertwined roots under warm water until the soil is wiped away. Rotten roots are removed.
Cover the new vessel with small stones as a base. Then flower pot soil is added. Place the roots of the plant and cover with soil. Just spray on for a few days, do not water.
Watering the orchids with warm, lime-free water depends on the exact type of plant and the room temperature. The species Phalaenopsis originally comes from the tropical rainforests, so this orchid should be watered frequently. Cattleya, on the other hand, need drying out from time to time.
If you’re not sure how much water your plant needs, it’s better to spray it with water. Pouring over can be fatal.
The orchids are among the most popular indoor plants. Prove it too by skillfully taking care of your beautiful orchids!
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