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How to significantly extend the flowering time of an orchid: key tips

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Proper care will maximize the orchid's flowering season

Orchids sold in stores look luxurious - they are covered with flowers and are very attractive. But often after the flowerpot is brought home, the beauty ends. The flowers fall off, and the plant goes into dormancy.

However, it is possible to restore the orchid's beauty and extend its flowering time. The main thing is to correct all mistakes in its care and create ideal conditions for the flower. OBOZREVATEL tells you how to do it.

Humidity

Indoor orchids love high levels of humidity. Therefore, they need to be regularly sprayed with soft, settled water at room temperature, or even better, install a humidifier.

Lighting

These flowers like well-lit places but do not tolerate direct sunlight. An ideal place to place an orchid pot is an east or west window. You can also experiment with a photo lamp.

Watering

Orchids cannot tolerate excessive moisture in the substrate. Therefore, they should be watered regularly but in moderation. The best way to do this is by immersion. The pot in which the plant lives is completely immersed in suitable water (soft and not cold), and after 10-15 minutes, it is removed and allowed to drain off.

Fertilizing

Orchids grow in poor substrate, so they need to be fed regularly. But also do not overdo it with the amount of added substances - it can burn the plant. Special fertilizers are best for the flower. At the same time, experts recommend applying them in a slightly smaller amount than the instructions suggest.

Transplanting

When a plant begins to shed its leaves, it may signal that it is time to "move" to a larger pot. The main condition is that the pot should not be much larger than the previous one. Excessive space will force the orchid to work on the development of the root system rather than flowering.

Temperature

Orchids need daily temperature fluctuations. It should be about 5 degrees warmer during the day than at night. But sharper changes can be fatal to the flower.

Disease prevention

This flower is very sensitive to pests and infections. Therefore, it should be regularly inspected for signs of disease, and timely measures should be taken to improve the plant's health.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked in detail about the rules for transplanting orchids into a new pot.

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