Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis is one of the species of orchids that has won the hearts of many amateur flower growers. This species is considered the most popular.
Before you buy a plant, it must be inspected and make sure that it is in excellent condition. Initially, you need to inspect the leaves. In a healthy plant, the leaves have a rich green color, they are dense to the touch, without any defects, stains and damage. Then, you need to examine the root system of the flower.

Roots should look healthy, not have any disturbances, rot. They should be bright green, or greyish-green, in case the plant has not been watered for a long time. It is necessary to check the neighboring plants, if most of them are in poor condition, have damaged leaves, flabby buds and bad roots, it is likely that the entire importation of orchids is infected.

After purchase, the plant must spend several days in isolation from other flowers, and adapt to new conditions. To choose a place for a plant it is necessary so that then it was not necessary to rearrange it. Phalaenopsis does not like to change places and it's hard to bear it, so you need to take care of a place in advance. During adaptation to a new place, as well as during flowering, it is not recommended to transplant it.

Watering orchids

This plant does not like the stagnation of moisture at the roots, from this it begins to rot and can die. Phalaenopsis should be watered "strait", imitating rainfall 1 times in 7-10 days, after watering it is desirable to leave the plant in a container of water for several minutes, so that it absorbs as much as it needs. Water is recommended to stand for several days before watering, since the orchid needs clean and soft water.

Lighting


Phalaenopsis, although light-loving plant, but can not stand direct sun rays, they can cause burns to it, which in turn will destroy the leaves. It is desirable to keep the flower on the western or eastern window, taking into account that the window will be covered with curtains, blinds or a film so that it receives only diffused sunlight.

Temperature

For favorable livelihoods and active growth of the flower is also important temperature. The temperature, which is favorable, ranges from 16 to 26 degrees. The temperature from 26 degrees and a little higher is tolerable, but the flower will cease to actively bloom.

Orchid transplantation

If the plant is more than two years in the same pot, without changing the soil, then there is a need for a transplant. To transplant it is recommended after it fades. In most cases, the orchid is in a transparent plastic pot, which needs to be mashed for a little easier extraction. After extracting the flower, it is recommended to rinse the root system and inspect it for dryness or, alternatively, rot. If bad roots are found, they should be carefully removed with scissors so as not to damage healthy roots.

Before moving the orchid to a new one Vase, On its bottom should be placed expanded clay. Do not bury the plant to the sides of the pot, as with further watering it can promote stagnation of moisture in leaves and stems.



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