Phalaenopsis - transplant and care after it
Phalenopsis transplantation - an event not toofrequent, and for the florists with little experience and very exciting. It's so scary for the first time to pull out of the pot a happily living orchid and transplant it! There are many questions about how to understand when it's time to transplant, how often it should be done, how to do it, what substrate and pot is needed, how to take care of the plant in the future? Head is spinning. It is good that you do not often have to transplant the phalaenopsis orchid.
The transplant should have objective reasons,and a large number of roots that get out of the pot are not a sufficient reason. Another thing is the decay or dying off of the root system, as well as the case when the plant literally falls out of the pot. Also, the reason for transplantation may be a spent substrate - a situation where pieces of bark in which the orchid is located have collapsed into rubbish or salted.
It is generally not recommended to transplant an orchid more oftenonce every 2-3 years. However, this is a very conditional term, the determining factor is still the condition in which phalaenopsis is located. The transplant should occur at a time when the plant does not bloom or blossom. In extreme cases, requiring urgent measures, such as the beginning process of rotting roots, it is better to cut the flower stem so that the plant has the strength to make up for the lost root system.
If the plant needs resuscitation, you can put it in a greenhouse on wet moss. At the same time, it is necessary to process the flower from time to time with anti-rotting preparations.
In less extreme situations,choose a pot and substrate. For phalaenopsis should take a transparent pot, and it should not be too loose, even better if the flower will be a little cramped. Free space should be filled with a substrate - pieces of bark, moss and
Transplant, care and further cultivation of orchids- this is not too difficult task. The main thing is to choose the right time, and then to withstand the period without watering. After 3-4 days, the plant can begin to water in the previous regime, especially if it retains a large number of roots. It is best to perform a similar procedure in the spring, before the time of active growth and flowering.
Further care for the orchid does not differ from usual. The regime of watering and top dressing remains the same. Flowering plants of the genus phalaenopsis, transplantation of which
The transplantation is not as terrible as it seems. Therefore, if the plant clearly needs it, take care of it carefully, but resolutely.