Tips for Caring Orchid
Orchids are the most beautiful and elegant flower on earth, these exotic and stunning flowers can convey a silent message in something unforgettable, symbolizing a special moment between you and the recipient – whether strength, beauty or love. But I know that growing them sometimes can be a little challenging. That’s why I will give you some tips that I used in my garden on how to help orchid to grow and last for years.
First let talk about what you need to be do in order to be successful in their development no only enjoy them for few weeks while they blooming when you bring them home front the store.
Most orchids need plenty of light but little or no direct sunlight. You should look for a location near windows or if outside in the shade. good light conditions are essential to stimulate flowering and growth.
Water along light is the most important element in the development of orchids. Used soft water for watering. Avoid that water stand on the substrate. Their drainage should be very good. They need a light and porous soil to prevent compaction of the substrate, expanded clay should be used.
Two methods to provide nutrients to orchids. One through irrigation water and second through foliar fertilizer. They absorb nutrients through the leaves. To encourage flowering used the formula 10:30:20. and during other products formula 20:20:20 or 18:18:18.
Remember orchids are mostly native to the tropics and should not exceed 30 degree Celsius. Moisture is one of the most important environmental factor for their care. Orchids need warm temperature and high humidity that should be above 40%.
Orchids are one of the most advanced families of the plant kingdom that developed different methods of reproduction. Using the usual sexual fertilization from the pollen and the asexual one, that consist in cutting a flower stem (above the knot in the middle) after flowering and subsequent fall of flower. Tip carefully remove the skin that covers the tip of the knot so that in this way get more light and to stimulate keiki.
Orchids need a few transplants. They live well even in small containers if compressed. In fact this factor can stimulate flowering. Do not make transplant during flowering because a sudden change in environmental conditions during this period may cause the fall of flowers.
In conclusion if you want to enjoy orchids in the serenity of your space follow this simple tips; I’m ensure you that your orchids will be healthier with this step. First light, water and nutrients, after that reproduction will occur. Remember the ceramic balls in the base of the planters to hold water but without contact with the root. One more thing fountain in the middle of garden will be perfect moving and running water throughout the day. Remember orchids are beautiful they just need a hand to provide for them just like little kids.
If you want to breath and enjoy around a magical space choose your garden, just keep in mind that with an orchids added to your garden you will created a perfect environment. Orchids with their exotic look are one of the most tropical and beautiful addition to your garden. Imaging a fountain in a middle of your garden for you to enjoy and an orchids to complement. Fountains, are great, they came be on the accessories that will give the touch that you need in your garden. Remember that every day is an opportunity to try something new. Sometimes we don’t need much just a little of imagination.