Spike at home-orchids: to crop or not to crop
Growers with experience still recommend without hesitation to cut the Phalaenopsis spike. However, before doing this you should carefully inspect the plant. If the condition of the leaves and roots are good, and the tip of the peduncle green, most likely it can appear new buds, and home-made Orchid again will appreciate its long flowering. In this case, the circumcision of the peduncle should be a crime. However, orchids will bloom soon. Often re-flowering is necessary to wait from one to three months. However, it's worth it!
If the tip of the stalk has changed its color, i.e. black, yellow or even dried up, the emergence of new buds already can not hope. In this case, you must trim the stems, but not completely, and only the upper part. Make it should be just one inch above from the nearest sleeping buds.
After cutting one of the kidneys can quickly Wake up and form a baby or a new lateral stems. Only it can happen also in a few months. If you want to Wake up the kidney as early as possible, place the plant in a room with high temperature. The best option would be room temperature +28 - +30 degrees. Also during this period, the Phalaenopsis requires high humidity. To do this, it should be regularly sprayed. It will be useful about him to put a bowl of water.
How to speed up the flowering of Phalaenopsis
The probability of formation of a new Bud or kids on the old spike is not too large. If you do not wish to wait until the old spike will Wake up Bud, cut it completely to the base. With proper care a few months after the removal of the old flower stalk of Phalaenopsis, the new forms. To speed up this process you can also. To do this, reduce watering and place the Orchid in the home where it will be a noticeable difference between day and night temperature of at least 6-7 degrees.
Advice 2 : Looks like a spike at the Orchid, what to do after flowering
Features flowering orchids
It is necessary to clarify that the flowers butterflies located at the very top, because the stem ends kind of the tip of the peduncle in Bud. Sometimes it's called the flower arrow. While it is green, it should be expected to continue flowering. This can happen directly as a continuation of the current process or more months later. Some varieties of orchids bloom without a break for up to six months. Repot the plant during flowering is strictly prohibited.
Confirmation of the end of flowering is yellowed, darkened or withered tip of the peduncle. This means that the stems can be cut, leaving only a short stump of no more than 3 inches. At the same place after some time to grow new stems. Inexperienced growers, naturally, the question arises how to proceed to the flowering orchids were abundant and long.
How to care for a wilting Orchid
In fact, the flurry of activity around the flower should not be developed, except to care as usual. Better to watch the biorhythms of the plant. How long and how often will delight Orchid its color of the owners, depending on variety and care. Although Phalaenopsis is the most unpretentious, but cranky as all handsome. In the winter time, you must give the flower to feel the temperature decrease. This is done only at night during the month. Enough to open the flower near the transom, below the temperature drop of 4-5 degrees. This kind of stimulation of formation of new stems.
After flowering, the orchids, there is a phase of rest, but it is being actively formed root system and the leaves grow. If the flower is in the same substrate for over 2 years, it's time to do a transfer. For abundant flowering Orchid requires moderate humidity and room temperature +22 28-30 in winter and summer. She loves spraying the leaves and stems.
During the heating season, you may need more moisture, but when it is abundant growth point can rot. If this happens, then follows with a sharp disinfected knife to cut started to rot the tip. The cut is treated with green paint or sprinkled with cinnamon.
To take precautions it is necessary, because the continued development of the flower depends on the formation at this place kids. Sometimes mistakenly in the growth point begins to grow stems, which in appearance very similar to that of a baby emerging at the base of the leaves. Such a stem does not make sense to rejoice. This means that the further development of the plant will be gone.