Guide
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Create a special microclimate for the orchid that reproduces its natural environment.This exotic flower needs high humidity - 70-75%.Put the pot with a plant in a container at the bottom of which water is poured, and poured concrete block or other drainage.Very convenient to equip a greenhouse in large aquariums - they will be provided with the plants and the moisture and the heat and the lack of drafts.Do not forget to spray the orchid leaves from the back side, avoiding dripping into the outlet, and colors.Spraying should be done a special spray that turns water into dust, and only until the formation of droplets on the leaves.
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supports the need for a capricious orchid temperature and light conditions.Lighting should
be diffuse, but intense enough, the length of daylight hours - 12-14 hours.If a flower is in the box - in warm season obscures it from direct sunlight.Temperature for orchids depends on its type.For thermophilic - 18-26 degrees, for a moderately thermophilic - 13-18, for lovers of cool - 8-18.
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Watering orchids should be very careful - the excess moisture very quickly leads to root rot.To determine the need for watering, inspect the inside wall flower pot - if they are dry, the moisture needed.Try also to raise the pot - if it is light, it means the substrate is dry and need watering.Doubt watered or not - provide moisture spraying.Water the plant defended or boiled water, about 3 degrees warmer than room temperature.Excess water should flow easily from the pot.The best way of watering - dive with flower pot in a container of water.So you avoid dripping water outlet, which leads to rotting of the flower.If water does get - dry socket napkins.
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To get an orchid to bloom, you must create stress for her - a small drop in temperature (up to 5 degrees) or reducing watering.During the period of flowering plants is necessary to feed a specialized fertilizer once a week.When the orchid bud, do not rush to cut the stems - it can serve as a source of nutrients.Cut only yellowed or dried part of the flower stalk, cut processing green paint or powder activated carbon.After flowering orchids have a period of rest, during which the need to reduce the intensity of watering and fertilizing.
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Repot the orchid is only necessary in cases when it needs a new pot or substrate is completely disintegrated.Pot best buy plastic, for certain types - Translucent sincetheir roots need light.For transplantation, use a special substrate of bark, moss, peat and other constituents.Make new substrate very carefully, literally piece by piece, taking care not to injure the roots and do not move.After the transplant, let orchid recover - do not water it for about a week, only to spray.