Rules for growing orchids from Asia
Orchids from Asia are unusual plants. They grow in other climatic conditions, so they need special care and a longer adaptation period.
Rules for growing orchids from Asia
One of the most beautiful and widespread varieties of Asian plants is the Phalaenopsis orchid. It has a bright red color. Phalaenopsis has several types:
- Concord. It is whimsical, requires special care and a greenhouse atmosphere.
- Red buddha. The main advantage of this variety is an unlimited number of blooms.
- Red Dragon. This is a hybrid. It has a spotty color and belongs to the mini-varieties.
- Red jaguar. He is also a hybrid, belongs to the giants and is extremely demanding.
Orchids are typically delivered in moss or in a land composed of coconut fiber. Orchid - a plant unpretentious to the soil in which it lives, but demanding on its quality. The owner should always water the flower in time so that the soil does not turn into stone: because of this, the plant may die.
It is better to transplant the flower 1-2 weeks after purchase, so that it has time to adapt to new external conditions.
Stages of getting an orchid to the place
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Asian orchids transplant from moss to bark. Before the procedure, the moss is soaked so as not to damage the small roots of the plant and thereby not destroy it.
It is better to place the Asian orchid in one of the special solutions, which will help it develop and contribute to strengthening. The best drug is a biocomplex with microorganisms. It helps the plant adapt to new conditions of life, protects the orchid from infections and diseases, and also makes the soil healthier.
The soil is soaked for about an hour so that the roots have time to absorb moisture and become more flexible for transplantation. The orchid itself is left in a container of liquid to draw even more water.
Next, the plastic container in which the flower was delivered from Asia is removed. To do this, carefully, so as not to touch the root system, cut the container with scissors. Then carefully clean the root of moss and excess dirt. In some places, it will be necessary to cut off damaged and dried up areas. Places where something was cut off are dried a little and treated with moss (it is a good natural antiseptic), and then sprinkled with activated charcoal.
Accuracy is important here. Roots cannot be trimmed more than necessary: this will kill the plant.
Orchid replanting soil
The ground for the flower should contain coconut chips, coniferous bark and an aerator, such as perlite. The last component is needed for good air exchange in the ground.
Soil preparations are placed in a container wider than the intended pot: the components swell.
The choice of pot size depends on the dimensions of the roots of the plant. Typically, the diameter of the future flower home is from 9 to 13 cm.
Pieces of bark are placed in the lower layer. The next step is to place the plant in a pot, spreading its roots. They are covered with a raw substrate. The roots themselves will find their place in the soil, so it does not need to shake or try to tamp. Sprinkle coconut chips over the ground.
Transplanted Orchid Care
After the soil dries properly (it will take 2-3 days), the plant is watered, submerged for half an hour in water. The soil moisture level in summer must be maintained at the proper level, because it is at this time of year that the plants give out a lot of water, and therefore require even more.
Orchids from Asia are a great decoration for the home. They will fit into any interior. Difficulties arise only when adapting to a place. As a result, this is ideal for owners who work a lot.