Flowering an orchid: care during and after flowering
- 29 Jul 18:30
As a rule, an orchid appears in our house exactly during the flowering period. For several months, an exotic beauty adorns our home with its refined, soft colors, which cause a real grip of connoisseurs of the beautiful. However, when the plant resets the peduncle, thebegins to require special care. It depends on the degree of your attention to the flower, he will please you in the future with his amazing inflorescences.
- 1 Features of flowering orchids.
- 1.1 What does a flowering orchid look like?
- 1.2 How long can the flowering period last?
- 1.3 Long flowering conditions.
- 2 Maintenance of an orchid after flowering
- 2.1 Care of a flower peduncle.
- 2.2 Period of rest.
- 3 The secret of flowering orchids( video)
Features of flowering orchids.
What does a flowering orchid look like?
The flowering period is the most beautiful and magical moment in the life of any orchid. By purchasing a flowering plant, any seasoned florist will endeavor to do everything in its power to attain the further appearance of the stomachs of an exotic one.
The only flower of the orchid is truly charming. Large, bulk inflorescences are usually located near the base of the peduncle. The number of blown flowers may be different and in some cases reaches 80 pieces. As a rule, flowers of orchids have a pleasant, delicate aroma. A variety of panels and a color gamut have dissipated buds. Depending on the variety, the flowers can be painted practically in all familiar human eye colors. Inflorescences can be both monotonous, and with all sorts of veins, inclusions and other intricate ornaments.
The plant begins to blossom when the buds are opened. They are expanded gradually. First, the lateral and upper petals, then open the lip, and then the flower is opened completely. Occupies this process about a day or so. Then for a few more days the flower continues to be in the phase of active growth. At the end of this time, a completely mature orchid appears in front of us. The buds begin to blossom, which are closer to the end of the peduncle.
As soon as new buds have formed on your orchid, take care to create a reliable support for them. If you do it at the very beginning of flowering, there will be less chance that flowering will begin to break under the weight of flowers. Reliable mounting can serve as a plastic or wooden support, to which the flower is fastened with a special clamping device. You can use and improvised means in the form of thin satin ribbons or woolen threads.
How long can the flowering period last?
With a proper care and a favorable living environment, a representative of the hot tropics can delight you with your flowering for several months. As a rule, this happens two or three times a year. The plant can blossom in several stages. Dissolved earlier inflorescences begin to fade, however, the buds that formed a little later are dissolved. The interval between flowering can extend for several months. Rejoice you with its flowering, it can at any time of the year.
A magnificent orchid blossom is the main sign that your green friend gets the care he needs and is completely healthy. If she still delighted you with her amazing flowers, do not worry about it in vain and in no case move it to another place. This flower will definitely not like it. The same applies to all the basic living conditions of a tropical guest. Do not allow changes in temperature, illumination, irrigation, humidity. The only thing to change is the frequency of feeding. During flowering, the orchid is recommended to be fertilized once a week.
The duration of the flowering of exotic is due to its genetic data. It can last up to three months if the home conditions of the plant contain the basic needs of the plant. Certain species of orchids, not capable of dropping the flower stalks for up to six months.
The flowering of an orchid depends on how much your plant has been for years. Only adult individuals aged between one and a half to three years are able to form flowering plants. Pay attention to the number of exotic leaves. For a full blossom, your green friend should have at least five - six strong, mature shoots. For younger plants, the earlier bloom is quite dangerous, as it can lead to the death of the flower.
Conditions for prolonged flowering.
In order for the tropical beauty to regularly enjoy you with new buds, you must adhere to a number of rules. First of all, it's the right care.
Orchid care after flowering
As a rule, we acquire an orchid during the flowering period. Once in a house, a tropical guest for a few months pleases us with his elegant and sophisticated colors. However, everything is good ever to end. Finish and flowering the orchid. But do not be upset. If you provide exo proper care, after a few months it will again please you with new buds.
Caring for a peduncle.
When the plant stops blossoming, its flower remains completely naked. Further care of plants is that the dried flower is carefully removed. In carrying out this procedure, note that the inside of the dried flower is hollow, so in the hole that is formed after the cut, water can get water when watering. Over time, this leads to the decay of the trunk. In order to avoid such trouble, it is better to hermetically seal the hole. Many florists use beeswax for these purposes.
If the tip of the peduncle is still green, it's best not to touch it. After a while, it can again engage in a phase of active growth and there will be new buds on it.
Another way to make the orchid blossom - after falling flowers, cut the flower on the third knot. Quite often it leads to the fact that the flower produces a new flower. This usually happens two or three months after the trimming. However, the flowering may not be as abundant and prolonged as the new flower.
Period of rest.
After flowering in an orchid, as a rule, there comes a rest period that requires compliance with certain rules:
- At this time, the plants are better located in a warm and sufficiently lit place.
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
- An important condition is the correct watering system. Turn it with a drying step. The number of irrigation for a while is better to reduce.
- Feed the orchid with special fertilizers, which should include useful elements that contribute to the growth of the root system and leaves. After flowering in plants, the growth of new leaves and roots is significantly increased.
- Control the room temperature and humidity. A very arid habitat will have a very negative impact on subsequent flowering periods.
The period after flowering is most favorable for plant transplants in a new pot. If you see that the root system has grown sufficiently, throws a lot of air roots and sprouts through the drainage holes, boldly start the transplant. However, this procedure may affect the formation of the following peduncles. Some species of orchids after transplant can not produce new buds for a year.
How many times in your life your orchid will delight surrounding your beautiful flowers, depends first and foremost on ourselves. Providing the plant with proper care and a favorable living environment, you can regularly enjoy its unique blossom.
The secret of flowering orchids( video)
In this video you will reveal some of the secrets of flowering orchid Phalaenopsis.