Most of the problems when the content of orchids are due to improper care. Orchids require attention some more than other house plants. In particular, they must be provided with correct watering. One of the most common problems with orchids rotting or drying of the roots, the reasons for this may be not always clear to inexperienced owners of the plant.

Drying the roots inside the pot

If the roots dry out the inside of the substrate in the conditions of home detention the reason for this can be burns. The roots can even turn black or yellow. Chemical burns often causes improper irrigation water for orchids it should be soft, without impurities. Constant watering with tap water plants harm. With tap water in the substrate fall of salt, which settle inside, gradually they accumulate more and more, and at some point the salt content in the substrate becomes so large that they cause a chemical burn.

To prevent further salinization of the substrate it is necessary to substitute the pot with the plant under warm running water to rinse it. After rinsing the plant a few months it is not necessary to fertilize, and then use the fertilizer only in highly diluted form. Burns of roots can also occur due to high concentrations of fertilizers, and sometimes due to incorrectly selected dosages of growth factors.

Drying of the roots due to lack of moisture

The roots of orchids can wilt from lack of moisture, for example, due to a rare watering in the heat. Those roots that are inside the pot, under such conditions and still get a little bit of moisture is condensation formed from the temperature difference between night and day. But the roots on the outside, suffer more.

Timely action can bring the plant to life, but the process is long. The roots are damaged not very much in a few weeks, and sometimes months to change the old skins and continue to rise. If the Orchid roots were badly damaged when drying, it is necessary to carry out quickening the procedure. The roots should be watered abundantly – so can identify which of them are alive, at least partially, after which all the dead roots removed, and place slices treated with brilliant green. When properly adjusted irrigation and humidity in the room, such problems are rare.

Dried and pruned the roots of orchids tend to grow. Shortened from the root can grow new, quite healthy and strong is easier than the full capacity of the root system.