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How to make orchids bloom: an effective method

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Even a stubborn plant will bloom if you adjust its care

Phalaenopsis is a type of orchid that has gained popularity due to its relatively easy care and lush flowering. However, sometimes even they can be stubborn and stop blooming. In this case, you will have to change your approach to caring for the plant.

OBOZ.UA asked what life hacks can bring a flower out of its "sleepy" state and make it bloom again. It turns out that the problem is quite simple to solve.

The main secret to growing any orchid is patience. The needs of the plant must be taken into account at every stage of its life: both when it is at rest and when it is blooming. Here are a few things you can do to get the flower to bloom.

The right temperature

Most orchids need a slight drop in temperature at night to allow them to start flowering. Ideally, the difference between day and night temperatures should be 10-15 degrees. It is also important not to freeze the flower at night because it comes from the tropics and does not tolerate real cold.

Lighting conditions

Orchids need a lot of light, but not direct sunlight as it can cause irreparable damage to the plant by burning the leaves. That is why it is better to keep the flower pot on the south or east window.

Watering

Excessive moisture kills an orchid faster than a lack of watering, and this is important to consider. Therefore, you need to add water to the substrate when its top layer is well dry. The ideal way to water an orchid is to immerse the pot in settled water at room temperature. After that, the excess liquid is allowed to drain and the flower is returned to its place.

Moderate fertilization

Although it seems intuitively right to fertilize an orchid intensively if it does not want to bloom, this approach is actually wrong. Excessive fertilization can damage the root system of the plant. Therefore, experienced growers advise using less than the recommended dose of fertilizer. Some even recommend halving it.

Repotting

After all, if an orchid hasn't bloomed for a long time, it may just be time to repot it. The ideal frequency for repotting a flower is every 18-24 months. "Relocating" the plant to a fresh substrate can stimulate its flowering.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you what trick will make aloe bloom.

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