Phalaenopsis Orchid is one of the most beautiful and popular apartment plants. It’s very easy to grow this plant, and if moisture, heat and light conditions are provided, it will bloom 3 times a year, and we will enjoy its beautiful flowers for 3-4 months, including winter.
6 Golden Rules you should respect to make your orchid to bloom again:
1. Attention to roots!
If the roots of the orchid are in a good condition, the plant will soon flourish. As far as it can, in order to trigger the flowering of the orchid, it’s possible to move the plant into a pot with lateral holes, easily found in the specialized herbal stores.
You must know that Orchids love the light, but it mustn’t be left in direct sunlight, say most gardeners.
They last very well to those high summer temperatures, with one condition: to sprinkle periodically water over them or to provide a good humidity in the room. From time to time, it’s good to “give them a shower”, but we have to be careful not to leave the water to the joining of the leaves, because there is the “heart of the plant”, from there they will give new leaves and the water can favor mold appearance.
Usually, during winter, we water the orchid every 1-2 weeks, depending on the humidity of the room, and in the summer, several times a week. The strange roots of orchid will always be a clue if it needs a new watering. When they have the greenish shade, it’s time to give some water to drink.
Day-to-night temperature variations can influence the blooming of orchids that prefer cooler nights, those in which room temperature drops around 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideally, the temperature will vary between 59-62 degrees Fahrenheit at night and 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit at day.
As with other plants, the orchid needs food. In special stores you find special fertilizer for orchids, which will help your favorite plant give new flowers.
If you follow all these tips, your orchid will bloom soon!
After the first flowers pass, wait for another few weeks, because it might give a new rod from the top. If it doesn’t, then cut the rod over node no. 4, counting down from its base.
Within a few months, a new rod should appear, from one of the nodes under the cut. If the new rod doesn’t appear on the old one, look at the base of the leaves, from where the new knots appear.
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