Features of growing orchids in pots
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…

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We fight with a white coating on the orchid
Why does white plaque appear on orchids? There are two common possible causes: a fungal infection (powdery mildew) or an attack by a pest (powdery mealybug). Why the problem arises…

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How to make an orchid bloom? 6 helpful tips (part 1)
One of the most beautiful and bizarre flowers in home gardening are considered orchids. They look great in any home, they are pleasant to give and receive as a gift,…

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How to water an orchid at home?

Growing an orchid at home is not only time-consuming, but also requires certain knowledge. This exotic flower needs full and competent care, then it will delight the eye with its lush growth and colorful flowering. Adequate lighting, top dressing, and temperature conditions have a certain significance in caring for a plant, but the main thing you need to know is how to water an orchid at home.

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How to water an orchid?
Watering an orchid grown at home is necessary after the soil in the pot dries. The intensity of watering a flower depends on many factors: temperature and humidity in the room, lighting, size of the container in which the plant is planted, and many others. Continue reading

Features of growing orchids in pots

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

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Air circulation
Please also note that in the room where the orchids are kept, it is necessary to constantly maintain air circulation. It is useful to ventilate the room to lower the night temperature, to ensure the supply of fresh air and the necessary nutrients. After all, aerial photosynthetic roots of orchids take moisture, mineral and organic substances from the air. But remember – drafts for these colors are unacceptable.

To increase air exchange, you can turn on a weak fan for one or two hours, but so that the air flow from it is not directed to orchids.

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Fertilizing and fertilizer composition
For phalaenopsis, four-shield feeding is not a mandatory departure point. This orchid blooms both with regular fertilizer application during the phase of active leaf growth and vegetation, and with only…

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Diseases, pests and growing problems
This is one of the most enduring orchids. Rot is the only thing that threatens it, with the exception of the risk of infection in severely neglected and affected collections,…

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Choosing plants for the florarium (part 2)
Mosses Most often, a classic sphagnum is chosen for florariums, creating a dense and very bright coating. But wet florarium is suitable for mosses of different species, which can be…

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Orchids with a dubious smell
Orchids with an unpleasant aroma are by no means less than pleasantly smelling. The smells of such orchids are so special that it is difficult for them to find a…

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