How to trim the orchid after flowering at home?
- 24 Nov 18:15
Orchid is an exotic flower that appeared in Europe about 190 years ago. Each florist is trying to get this colorful and delicate plant at home. Thanks to the efforts of breeders, many varieties of orchids with a different color of flowers are brought out. For todaythey are growing successfully at home. Many lovers of this plant often have a question about how to trim the orchid after flowering correctly so that after a period of rest it bloom again. Yes, and the care of the orchid itself is not so simple and requires special knowledge and skills.
How to shape orchids?
Circumcision is one of the main conditions for the care of this plant. This procedure is simply necessary to stimulate healthy growth, frequent flowering and active growth.
Most flower growers, especially beginners, are afraid of pruning, fearing to hurt the flower. It's easy to carry out this procedure if you do it right.
Rules for triming orchids in the home are as follows:
Here are all the rules you must follow to properly trim the orchids at home. Do not forget that growing a beautiful and bright flowering plant will help the proper care and attention.
What to do with an orchid after trimming?
In order for the plant to actively develop and rejoice with its bloom after trimming, it needs to provide good lighting. Orchids require diffused light with protection from direct sunlight. In plants suffering from a lack of light, the leaves are pale, extracted and subsequently acquire a yellowish color. In addition, such plants will bloom very rarely.
In the summer, the flower is placed on a window sill on the eastern side, where there is no such heat. Also, it can be crocheted with tulle or curtains in the afternoon hours, so that the leaves and flowers of the plants did not receive burns. Some use plastic or matt film. To whom souls. At this time of year, the flowers need special care.
With the advent of autumn, when the light day becomes shorter, the phase of rest comes to the plant.
Ideally, the light day for an orchid is 11-12 hours. Watering is carried out by soft, settling water at room temperature. In the summer, watering the plant is required 2 times a week, in winter the watering is reduced to 1 time for 7 days.
The temperature regime for each grade is individual. This is due to a variety of plants. There are heat-loving orchids, as well as plants that grow under medium-temperature conditions and in cool conditions. The average winter temperature for all varieties should be within 13-15 degrees, during the hot season - not higher than 22 degrees.
Orchid care includes regular feeding. Feeding plants is carried out no more than once every 20 days. To do this, use special fertilizers. They can be purchased at any flower shop.
Optimize the care of your room beauties to enjoy its decorative look and elegant blossom.
For more information, you can watch a video tutorial on how to trim the orchid after flowering and properly care.