Pot and soil for orchids

In nature, orchids usually grow in cracks of trees, large branches and knots, so the pot need narrow and tall. The best option would be a translucent pot, the roots of the plant needed light. Don't worry if the roots are out of soil and out the pot to replant the Orchid should not more often than once every three years and, if the plant has slowed growth and flowering. The soil should be composed of bark and peat, and it is better to buy a ready-made mix for orchids.


Orchids like filtered light and feel great on the window sills, which face to the East or to the West. The tender plant is protected from direct sunlight, otherwise the Orchid may turn yellow and dry. The best protection from the bright sun can serve as the fabric tulle.


Orchids can not tolerate home heat and dry air in the room, so often ventilate the room. Plant comfortable and in the fresh air where there are cold drafts. Make sure the soil was moist and protect it from drying out. Watering should be abundant, but not often. If in winter, Orchid stands above the battery, then put the pot on a stand with expanded clay and water it through the day, thus you protect the Orchid from dry air.


Summer the best temperature for orchids in the afternoon will be + 24°C, and at + 19°C. as for the winter period, it needs to be a few degrees lower.


After flowering, the orchids needed complete rest. At this time you need to cut off dead flowers and do not water for about 6 - 7 weeks. For care and maintenance, Orchid will thank you later flowering.