Orchid – an exotic plant native to tropical forests. This factor is crucial in the construction of the plant cycle: the period of intensive growth followed by a period of rest. This freedom-loving beauty requires regular and careful grooming. Buying an Orchid, you should pay attention to the appearance of the stem and roots. Both should be meaty, thick, have elastic glossy leaves.
Before you feast your eyes on beautiful flower, you need to provide the plant with necessary conditions and then only wait for the return of gratitude. The first and most important condition of good health of an Orchid is, of course, the ground. Since the plant is an epiphyte, in a natural environment, it grows on the trunks of trees, the home is to bring the conditions of its growth to natural. For this ideal substrate of pine bark. It can be purchased at the flower shop, here are already added the bark of the coconut tree, sand, foam, and other fillers. Professional growers prefer to prepare their own substrate from a dry pine bark, pre-soak it in boiling water.
It is optimal to transplant the plant once in 2-3 years. When the Orchid is going to need new soil, she to you about it "says" pale and yellowing leaves, dry roots.
Very important for orchids humid air and regular watering. However, equally scary as dryness and excessive moisture. Should be watered as the drying of the substrate, avoiding standing water. Every second watering should be accompanied by feeding. It would be appropriate any fertilizer for indoor plants, but the concentration should be reduced ten times due to the frequency.
Loves this beauty basking in the sun, so you should give her the bright windowsill in the house. Not worth the extra time to turn over the plant to the Sunny side. It adjusts to light his entire body. The extra turn will require the plant has a lot of energy to adapt. Flower needs fresh air, but a very dangerous draft.
Healthy, well-groomed plant will reward a caring owner beautiful colors. White, pink, purple, colorful flowers will decorate the window sill for a long time – sometimes 2-3 months.
After flowering, do not rush to cut escape. Often, a single escape flowers appear 2-3 times. When the escape starts to dry, it is cut off and the plant to rest.
Growing an Orchid, you need to remember one main rule: only the loving heart has all the beauty of a flower.