4. Replace the pot
It is very important to choose the right capacity in which the orchid will grow. Most often, orchids in indoor conditions are grown in plastic pots. It is very important that these pots are transparent, which makes it possible to observe the presence of moisture in it and the dryness of the soil.
But it also happens that the orchid does not want to take root in such a pot. Even orchids of the same species often have individual characteristics and require a different approach. For example, the roots of some plants can be especially sensitive to an excess of moisture, poor evaporation and insufficient ventilation of the roots in the plastic; they rot there. Continue reading
The internal filling of the orchidarium is usually called the interior. These are so special objects that in their design, as a rule, they do not save on trifles and create highly decorative compositions imitating natural conditions that look like jungles or corners of wildlife in a display case. Imitation of the rainforest is a classic. For orchidarium, you can fantasize and experiment with style unlimitedly.
If orchidariums imitate the jungle, driftwood, branches, bark fragments, and other “blocks” imitating the usual for epiphytic orchids are usually introduced into it from the number of variants specially crafted and intended for growing epiphytic plants – from artificial imitations to natural models that require regular replacement. Continue reading
In pots they grow calenda, tunia, pleione, faience, flea, and all kinds of orchids that do not like the complete drying of the soil. If epiphytic species are planted in pots, then only special flowerpots for orchids with numerous holes or baskets are chosen for them. For other species, relatively more “standard” containers are acceptable.
Special containers for orchids – transparent, with numerous openings for breathing roots, most often double with a more decorative and solid “bowl” on top – can be found on the shelves of any flower shop. But orchids are grown not only in such containers. They can be planted in ordinary baskets, ceramic and even plastic containers, although each time the choice of a non-special container is akin to a lottery: Continue reading