How to care for an orchid in summer and where to place it to bloom better

Alina MilsentLife
Rules for orchid care in summer

Capricious orchids need special care in summer. Direct sunlight and excessive heat can lead to the death of the plant.

During the daytime hours, the flower pot should be placed in the back of the room. Orchids need sufficient light, but without direct contact with the active sun. OBOZREVATEL has collected the best tips on orchid care.

Whether you can put orchids on balconies and windows

Orchids should not be placed on windowsills and balconies during the summer months, especially on south-facing windows. If the windows face east or west, the midday sun will not harm the plant. In total, an orchid requires about 12 hours of light per day.

Do not place the orchid on windowsills facing the roadway. Dust is a moisture adsorbent for the plant, meaning that the more dust settles on the leaves, the more likely the flower will wither and wilt. Give your orchid a shower by spraying it moderately with a sprayer - this will both wash away the dust and moisturize the foliage. You can place the plant next to a humidifier, aquarium or tray of water.

Watering rules

In summer, the orchid should be watered 2-4 times a week. The regime is determined individually depending on the air temperature, humidity level, size, age and type of flower. You can determine the level of humidity by the presence of condensation drops on the transparent walls of the pot or by dipping your finger into the substrate.

In addition to direct watering, experts recommend immersing the vase in water for 30-40 minutes. The water level should match the level of the substrate.

Optimal temperature

The difference between day and night temperatures should be 3-6 °C. The plant does not like sudden changes and drafts. At night you can put the flower on the balcony or windowsill, and during the day return to a more shaded place.

Summer feeding

Fertilizer should be applied to moist substrate. Specialists recommend that during the period of growth and flowering, spray the leaves with special tonic sprays that will stimulate development, reduce dust buildup and maintain humidity levels.

In summer, it is absolutely necessary to maintain air ventilation. Fungal infections can lead to the development of fungal infections:

  • stagnant air;
  • uneven drainage;
  • too dense soil;
  • poor air permeability of the substrate;
  • lack of regular airing.

If the orchid lacks light, the leaves will visually become thin and long and the internodes will weaken. Too much light will lead to dry patches on the leaves and the plant will gradually lose color.

Earlier OBOZREVATEL told, what plants can not be put next to the orchid.

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