What to do with a wilting plant, we know not all gardeners. We have to act in the matter behaves like a stem-peduncle.
If withered stalk just gradually dries up, it is better not to touch. Orchid slowly pull all the nutrients out of it – they will be useful for further development of the plant. Wait until the stems turn yellow or dry up completely, and then remove it. It is necessary to leave only the stump height to a few centimeters.
You can trim the old spike, if he doesn't want to dry out. But if the Orchid is finished flowering in the spring, a strong possibility that the old spike wants to throw out more buds. For this it is necessary to cut.
On the stems there are several dormant buds which may still be babies or new flowers. In order to try to achieve re-flowering, the Orchid should be cut off approximately half an inch above the highest of these buds. But note that when cutting the stems on the undeveloped buds, the development of a new stem to be suspended. This is because, Orchid all the spending power than on the development of a new flowering stalk, and maintaining the old.
Orchid will require care after flowering. It need time to be watered and sprayed, but dressing a little better to reduce. If needed, you can repot the Orchid in another pot. If care will not be tolerated mistakes, it will bloom again in a few months. But sometimes the transplanted plant blooms only after a year.
If an Orchid is transplanted, and the new stems are not formed, you can try to create a temperature difference and slightly reduce the intensity of irrigation. These measures, in some cases, can lead to the fact that the Orchid will throw out new stems. Daytime temperatures for orchids are not higher than 24 degrees above zero, at night – about 16 degrees.
Advice 2 : How to care for orchids if it is faded
What to do with the Orchid that is bloom
If the tip of the peduncle has withered and changed color, turned yellow or black, new buds can hardly wait. In this case, the stems should be cut under the base or slightly higher than the highest "sleeping" point. Most varieties of orchids have several dormant buds are covered with protective scales. As further development of the plant these buds can go into growth. So it will form lateral stems or "baby."
You can try to re-bloom on the old stem. For this it is necessary to cut a couple of inches above the kidneys. But the guarantee that the kidney will Wake up, no, no, the plant may just stand a while, and then wither from old age.
What to do with an Orchid that is in a "sleep" state
Care for a wilting Orchid is not especially different from care in another period. The plant still needs a good watering, sufficient humidity, lighting, disease prevention and treatment against pests. The dormant period can reduce the frequency and volume of feeding of orchids, the flower it is better to move to another pot. About the need to transplant the plant will tell you the roots sticking out of the bottom pot holes and that the soil dries quickly after watering. The need for a transplant can occur after about two or three years.
Temperature for resting plants should maintain the same which it used in the flowering period. You can slightly make a shade for it. Not have to move the Orchid from place to place or expand it. The plant is at rest hard to adapt to sudden change of environmental conditions. Do not be upset if, even with careful and meticulous care the plant does not want to blossom anew. It happens that the Orchid is resting and for about a year. From the growers need to maintain optimal plant conditions that, when coming out of hibernation Orchid didn't have to spend a lot of effort to adapt.
Advice 3 : What to do if the Orchid bloomed
Not always and not all faded Orchid can give you the opportunity to see a picture of her re-flowering.
How to understand that Orchid bloomed fully
The Orchid was flowering when the tips of the stems are changing colour towards yellowish-brown. In some cases, they just wither, and it also indicates that your Orchid bloomed.
Almost all lovers to grow orchids perceive the event with sadness. Many despair, but take action in his salvation. The remaining stems of orchids, which contain vital nutrients indicate that there is a possibility of getting the plant back to life.
Orchid faded - next steps
The stem of an Orchid crop, not worth it, because thanks to it the plant continues to exist and develop. The spike is removed when it becomes completely yellow.
When the Orchid has withered and the flower stalk began to turn yellow, some connoisseurs of orchids in a hurry to cut it completely. The rush can be completely detrimental to your plants. Wait and observe the flower: it is best to make absolutely sure that your Orchid bloomed indeed.
Usually in such cases you should carefully examine the tips of the stems, where among lateral branches of the plants to find tiny living sprout. If it is not damaged and has a healthy green color, with full confidence we can say that the flowering of your Orchid is not yet over, and there is a possibility that soon there may be new young buds.
Such a retarded flowering in the period of the drop all the flowers or a few months after the falling blossoms - the phenomenon infrequent and unstable, even with very diligent and quality care Orchid can just cease to bloom.
And it's worth noting that only bloom in early summer, gives hope for the education of the children of the peduncle.
Can appear new buds, if the Orchid bloomed
If your Orchid bloomed, but you want to get on the old stem, new flowers, can be cut in this case the stalk a few centimeters above the kidneys.
However, the guarantee that the kidney will live, no matter how you conjured over his flower. Plants with cut stems can stand for a long time, and then take and dry out, because all their nutrients from the root system and stems from Orchid gives in support of the old stems.
When the Orchid is finished flowering, how to take care of it
When your Orchid is finished flowering, plant care still continues. The more carefully you follow the flower, the more chance he wakes up again. Humidity, watering, sufficient lighting, as well as prevention for disease in the dormant period of the Orchid is a necessary measure.
During the "sleep" acceptable to slightly reduce the amount of feeding for the plants, but the rest of the "sleeping" Orchid requires your undivided attention.
If after Orchid bloomed, transplant it properly and with the proper care, it is likely that after 2 months you will again enjoy its flowering.
If the faded orchids are not transplanted, the life of new buds require stimulation. This is done by maintaining the right temperature during the day to 24 degrees, and in the evening to 16. Watering is necessary at this time to reduce.