Orchid Growing Tips:-The beauty and diversity of the orchid family make this exotic plant very attractive to professional gardeners and home gardeners alike. The myth that these beautiful plants can barely grow has been discredited. You can not only grow orchids at home or in the garden, but you can also grow orchids in the garden. With a little knowledge, it can be relatively easy. I’ve gathered a few tips in every major area of orchid care. I hope Orchid Growing Tips helps you to make your orchid growing experience enjoyable and stress-free.
Orchid Growing Tips
Tips for Choosing Orchids:
Choosing the right orchid is key to orchid success. You will find that there are more than 25,000 orchid species from all over the world. Places with high temperature and humidity, the mild climate, or even high altitude. If you want to grow orchids successfully, the best thing to do is to do your research. Find an orchid that most closely resembles the one you live in, or you can easily copy it at home. From there you just need to find the right plant. Here are some tips to look out for when buying orchids.
Tip 1: Make sure to buy a plant without buds because once flowering is complete there is no way of knowing how long it will last.
Tip 2: The leaves should be firm and medium green.
Tip 3: Orchids affected by insects have sticky substances on their leaves and should be avoided.
Tip 4: The flowers of healthy orchids are shiny, stay firm on the spikes and have no spots.
Tip 5: Look under the wrapping paper. Decorative gift wrap looks beautiful, but it can hide potential problems and may not drain properly. Check the whole factory and if you choose to buy, please remove the wrapping paper as soon as you take it home.
Tip 1: Water the orchid as early as possible so that the water on the leaves can evaporate.
Tip 2: Softened water will kill orchids.
Tip 3: Overwatering is more destructive than underwatering. Water the orchid the next day before it dries up.
Tip 4: Know your orchid. If the orchid has just been watered or is almost dry, feel the potting medium around the orchid. Pick up your plants to familiarize yourself with the weight of water orchids and orchids that need moisture.
Tip 5: soak in warm water and water for 15 seconds.
Tip 6: Make sure there is sufficient drainage. Some people like to provide moisture by placing it on water-soaked pebbles after watering. Do not put your plants or pots in water directly.
Tip 1: Do not put orchids upside down in full bloom.
Tip 2: Top up the orchid when new growth has just started.
Tip # 3: Sterilize cutting tools with alcohol or a lighter.
Tip 4: Bamboo skewers (found in most supermarkets) can protect your plants.
Tip 5: Water the orchid and rinse off the new potting medium before repotting.
General care tips:
Tip 1: Most orchids need high humidity and direct sunlight in the winter and indirect sunlight in the summer.
Tip 2: Orchid needs nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and other trace elements (such as iron). Make sure your fertilizer contains all fertilizers in the correct ratio: 20-20-20.
Tip 3: Make sure you take a moment to sit down and enjoy the “results” at work.
Tips for Indoor Orchid Care
Caring for your orchid is pretty simple. During the summer months, water it weekly and heavily. Let the water drench the roots and fill up the pebble tray. It doesn’t hurt every so often to put the plant in the kitchen sink and really soak it down. Don’t worry, you won’t kill it as long as it’s allowed to dry out afterward.
During the growing season, feed it weekly with a weak solution of a powder or liquid fertilizer.
In the winter, keep your plant warm and cut the water back to once a month or so. Mist it every so often to make sure it stays hydrated. Don’t fertilize it.
If you see signs of distress, such as yellowing leaves, wrinkled leaves, or no blooms, move the plant and keep tweaking your conditions. Once an orchid finds a happy spot and falls into a routine, the plant should regularly throw out new roots and leaves or canes and reward you yearly with a beautiful bloom.