Watering orchids after purchase
After acquiring a flower, he needs to go through a small quarantine. It consists in keeping the plant separate from others, protecting it from direct sunlight and eliminating top dressing. It is also required not to water the orchid for 5-7 days in order to identify pests and destroy them in a timely manner. At the end of quarantine, the flower should be gradually accustomed to light, exposing on the windowsill and gradually watering.
Watering orchids after transplanting
Orchid transplants are done either immediately after purchase, or in early spring, when the plant emerged from hibernation. You should know that she does not like big pots, because the root system is poorly developed in them. After replanting the plant in a new pot with new soil, it is necessary to water it so that it absorbs moisture as much as possible.
Then the pot should be placed for 20 minutes in a container of warm water, after which let the excess liquid drain and place it in a shaded place. Watering an orchid after a transplant should not be for two weeks, because the plant experienced stress and the presence of moisture for it is more harmful than its absence.
After the orchid undergoes adaptation, it will need perfect care, fertilizing with fertilizers and watering with clean water so that the leaves and stems quickly restore the balance of nutrients. How many times a week you need to water an orchid after a transplant – this issue worries many beginner gardeners. But experienced specialists recommend watering the orchid after transplanting at least 2 to 3 times a week, since the time of transplantation coincides with the summer period, and therefore with the time of flowering.
Watering orchids during flowering
Watering orchids is a very important part of caring for it. Often, it is errors in watering that harm the plant and even provoke its death. Therefore, when caring for an orchid, you should familiarize yourself with possible errors during watering:
Overflow. This is the most common mistake of gardeners. The plant does not tolerate excess moisture, since stagnation of water in the pot leads to rotting of the roots. This can be prevented by using high foam drainage – it should be at least 4 cm. Using gravel or expanded clay, there is a risk of infection with the polytail, because this is a favorable environment for it.
Water entering the sinuses of the leaves. If you water the flower sloppy or do not remove moisture from the leaf sinuses after that, then the water will rot the root of the flower’s neck, causing it to die.
Spraying from a distance of less than 20 cm. If you carry out the procedure from a closer distance, the moisture will evaporate more slowly. Large drops on the flowers that have been there for a long time make them lethargic and faded. And on the leaves, as a result, stains of a dark color remain, which over time become like dents.
Poor water. When applying cold, hard or just dirty water, orchid leaves turn yellow quickly and the root system dies.
You can not spray a plant if it has been exposed to direct sunlight for a long time: there is a risk of leaf burns.
Winter spraying is also undesirable, because the leaves are cooled and an ideal environment for the development of diseases is formed.
Using the immersion method, it is necessary to change the water after each pot so as not to infect all the plants, if it turns out that one of them is already affected by a fungus or parasites.
By following these simple recommendations, you can get a healthy and flowering plant, rejoicing with its beauty of the eyes of the owner.
Watering orchids for its various species has small or significant differences. Choosing a flower for yourself, you should pay attention to unpretentious plants in care, so as not to spend a lot of time on this and not to resort to various tricks for proper cultivation. The exact recommendations for watering the selected variety can be obtained from a specialist – florist flower shop.