Caring For Potted Orchids-sexhu

Landscaping-Gardening Orchids have the same kinds of requirements, whether they are potted orchids or growing on a piece of bark or some other potting arrangement. All orchids have specific needs as to how much light they receive and how direct or indirect it is, how much humidity they like, how much water they need, what kind of potting medium (if they are potted) works best for them, etc. All orchids need all of the above, but each orchid has different wants and needs as to how much or when or what kind. So to provide your orchid with the right amounts and kinds of the above you need to know what kind of orchid you have. Once you know what type of orchid you’re growing you can get information about it from all sorts of sources including other growers, specialists in nurseries, in books and online. The most important part of an orchid to watch is the orchid’s base – its roots. However, if you have a potted orchid, you often cannot see the orchid’s roots. Orchids that are growing on a piece of bark have exposed roots and the grower can easily take a look at them. The health of the orchid’s roots makes all the difference to the health of the orchid overall and as to whether it blooms or doesn’t bloom. Healthy roots are white with green tips. Unless your orchid is potted in a clear pot, you will have to remove it from its pot to take a look at the roots. The best time to do this is after the orchid has bloomed. Repotting stresses an orchid and you want to give it as little stress as possible and certainly not at any time near when you expect it to bloom, except in an emergency. And then, should you need to repot near an orchid’s time to bloom, you should most probably expect the blooming to be arrested. To remove the orchid from the pot, loosen any roots that are attached to the pot with the aid of a sterilized screwdriver or similar tool. Remove all of the old potting material and take a good look at the roots. Remove brown or mushy parts with a sterilized knife or scissors. Remove as much old repotting medium as possible from the roots and repot the orchid in new mulch. There are, of course, many other aspects of orchid culture to touch upon, but remember that the first thing to do when you acquire an orchid is to find out what kind it is. That will be the key to finding out all of what you need to know to keep it healthy and happy! About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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