What are the features of the crown pot for orchids
Home, indoor orchid is one of the most delicate and elegant flowers. But its beauty requires a reverent attitude, good care, care and attention every day. An important factor is how and where it grows. A special crown pot for orchids will solve many issues related to care and watering.
Features of Crown Orchid Pot
General care rules
Indoor orchids have several varieties and species. Each of them is distinguished by its color and shape of the flower.
Proper care will ensure good plant condition and long flowering. The main rules of care include:
- location selection;
- air humidity;
- Choosing a pot with a pallet or planter.
Each of these points is important. But you should start with the choice of the vessel in which this room splendor will spend its life.
Under natural conditions, an orchid is attached with roots to stones or branches. Therefore, at home it is better to put it in a pot with holes, to remove excess moisture and good ventilation.
Pot Coron would be a good choice, because it was designed specifically for orchids, taking into account all the characteristics of plants.
The device can be described as follows:
- disk lower base;
- in a circle (along its radius) there are pegs, like a stockade;
- between the pegs ventilation gaps;
- hitch with a pallet in the form of grooves.
The peculiarity of this design and the difference from other ordinary flower pots is the excellent ventilation of the root system. It is ventilation that prevents the development of root rot in epitaph representatives of the genus.
The capacity is set above the level of the bottom of the pan, into which water is poured and gradually evaporating, it gives the necessary moisture. This design creates a good moist microclimate around the entire flower. The crown is suitable for such lithophytic species:
Advantages and disadvantages of the Crown
Like any design, a pot designed specifically for exotic flowers has its advantages and disadvantages.
The main advantages include:
- good ventilation;
- good root lighting;
- optimal size;
- wide color gamut of designs;
The color scheme is so wide that just pick the right color for any interior. The flowerpot is easy and convenient to use. The view is unusual, but interesting. Mold on the roots in such a pot will never appear.
The flower needs good care
The transparency of the walls allows you to see in what condition the substrate and roots are. If necessary, quickly eliminate the disadvantages of care.
The crown is safe because made of material that does not emit toxins.
Large openings make it possible to use a large substrate and avoid root sprouting.
Purging the pot from all sides reduces humidity in the hot atmosphere of the apartment. Therefore, it is necessary to water the plant more often.
In greenhouses or large greenhouses, humidity is maintained artificially, so this drawback is invisible.
Light weight entails accidental falls resulting in stems breaking. They are fragile in orchids and will not withstand impact on a hard floor or wall.
When using a small substrate, the roots germinate outwards and difficulties arise during transplantation. Sometimes the root system is damaged. To prevent this from happening, it is better to use sphagnum for the lower layer.
How to choose a design
The crown can be either a pot or a pot.
The size of the pot should be selected in full accordance with the size of the flower. Close and too loose are no good. Orchids do not like a large amount of substrate and do not tolerate crowding for the roots.
In height, the pot should be the same as the orchid, and choose the width of the container according to the width of the roots.
If a pot is necessary, then the size should be such that the pot freely becomes inside it
When transplanting, the size chooses 10% more than the previous one.
The consequences of the wrong choice
A small volume will lead to the fact that the root system will not receive the right amount of air and moisture for proper development. This affects leaf cover and flowering.
Excessive volume will lead to waterlogging of the substrate and decay of the root system. What can cause the death of the plant.
When choosing a container, you need to measure the distance from the edge to the flower. It should be equal to 1-1.5 cm. Slots, cracks in the Corona should be selected taking into account the humidity of the room in which the orchid will be. For a dry room, slots can only be from below. Then drainage is done on a pallet. If the room is with high humidity, then the cracks can be both at the bottom and on the sides.
Transplant to the crown
The transplant is done in a washed pot. A substrate spills out to its bottom, which will occupy 1/3 of the volume. Then the plant is placed in the center. The root system, all processes are gently spread in different directions. If they do not fit and look out, do not force them into the structure. They may break. It is worth leaving them outside.
Pour the substrate into the remaining space. Ramming in this case is not needed. But the flower should stand firmly and firmly in one position, without staggering or bending over.
As a temporary support, you can adapt the light wire and twine, fixing them at the edges.
Watering do not do 3-5 days. At this time it is better to spray. Complete rooting will occur in 2 weeks. To speed up the process, the flower can be covered from above with a light airy cloth and set so that the sun does not shine directly on the transplanted plant.
Further water in the usual way or by immersion.
The crown is the best solution to all problems when growing orchids. Caring for an exotic flower turns into a real pleasure. Flowering will be long and lush.