Beautiful orchid – photophilous plant, from which the duration of daylight depends on its flowering. lighting can provide flower by placing it directly in the window, so the more often the plant is put on the windowsill. Culture can not stand the hot rays of the sun, and will put it right at the western or eastern window. Orchids can adapt to the peculiarities of the environment, so the choice of possible locations for it is unlimited.
Note!For a comfortable existence in the home, orchids pick the right capacity and the necessary ground in the form of shredded bark.
Orchids are epiphytes and they share some features. They have an air of the root system, and in the nature of live trees clinging to the surface. Also tenacious roots of the plant are fixed at the inner walls of the tanks, which gives a sense of the natural environment Orchid wildlife. The root system absorbs light with the same intensity as the upper part of the flower.
It is necessary to remove the orchid from the pot. Clear the roots of the old substrate. Cut, spongy and rotten root necessarily remove. Healthy roots will look hard, brown-red, covered with hairs.
Place the plant in a pot (a little to the side, leaving room for the new growth to come) filled with about 1/3 of the height of the new soil. It should be airy, well drained, but able to retain a certain amount of water, for example, middle pieces of bark and perlite. Of course, this can not be garden soil! After transplant the orchid, it should not be watered weekly.
After flowering, it is not necessary to cut off the escape, if it is dry by itself. It is possible that after a short break orchid bloom again in the same escape, lengthening it. Or can be dried only the upper part of the lateral shoots and free from sleeping loops.
Location of the flower in the house
You should choose a flower for a place with a lot of ambient light, but not much on a sunny windowsill, because the strong rays can burn the leaves of orchids. The plant is absolutely not tolerate drafts – it will quickly drop the flowers. During flowering and not allowed moving from place to place.
Need water flower every 10 days (only when the substrate is dry). Immerse the pot into the water (it should cover the roots), in about 30 minutes, drain the excess fluid. Roots saturated moisture Phalaenopsis green. When they start to get silver, it is a sign that the plant should be watered.
Important!The water should not accumulate in the rosette of leaves, because it will lead to rotting of the growing point. Before again formed a new growth point, even within 2-3 years, phalaenopsis will not bloom, but will give only the leaves.
We need to pay attention when the leaves of the plant wrinkled. Shrivelling leaves Phalaenopsis means that the plant does not absorb water. Why? Or dried roots, or due to an excess of water it rotted.
In such a situation, you need to carefully remove the plant from the pot and to assess the state of the roots. Completely dry or rotten should be cut. Absorb place cutting coal or ground cinnamon powder. Transplanted orchids in fresh soil. Not to water for 2-3 days, so that the soil has had time to dry. Then watered every 10 days – after drying the substrate.
In a contemporary style orchid easily find its place: it will be to mitigate the severity of the interior, decorate it, giving the paint.