How to transplant an orchid correctly? Detailed instructions
The selection of the right flowerpot is the key to a healthy flower. An orchid pot is not so much a container as a support. It should be:
1.transparent, so that the roots receive light to participate in photosynthesis, the cat is important for the development of the plant
2. plastic. Orchid is a moisture-loving plant, and moisture evaporates easily from clay pots. Plus, the plastic is durable and lightweight.
3.Equipped with a drainage system that will ventilate the substrate, enrich the roots with O2 and dry them evenly along the entire length
4. double, which, firstly, ensures that there is always an air gap between the bottom and the surface. And secondly, with the system of a double flowerpot, the most effective watering by immersion becomes many times easier and tidier.
The Arte-dea self-watering flowerpot from Santino meets all these requirements. Thanks to capillary forces, water from the reservoir rises freely through the drainage holes to the roots of the plant.
When is it worth replanting an orchid?
1. Over time, the substrate is depleted, compacted and does not cope with the control of the root system. It needs to be replaced every 2-3 years.
2. A distinct smell of rot, dampness and mold
3. Darkening of the roots. Take on gray and brown color Withered orchid
4. The pot has become too small for the plant. The most favorable period for transplanting is at the end of the flowering period, when the orchid begins to release new leaves and roots.
Repotting: It is recommended to repot the orchid between waterings when the roots are well dried.
1. It is necessary to remove the flower from the pot. If this fails, it is best to carefully cut the pot so as not to damage the roots.
2. Clean the remaining substrate from the roots
3. Carefully inspect the plant and remove any damaged or dead roots. A faded peduncle and lifeless yellow leaves, if any, should also be carefully trimmed
4. Sprinkle the cut lines with crushed activated carbon
5. Leave the orchid in the air for 1-2 hours
6. Place the substrate on the bottom of the flowerpot. If you have a commercially available substrate, select only the largest fractions from it. And place the prepared flower in it.
Orchid support can be placed near the plant. It is important that the substrate is distributed evenly between the roots. Top up the substrate. The point of growth of the orchid must be visible. It should not be buried or buried in the substrate. It is not necessary to tamp the substrate too much, but the plant should not dangle in the flowerpot. Therefore, it is important to firmly anchor the plant after planting.
Post-transplant care. Immediately after, place the flower in a shaded place with t 22-25 C Water only after 5 days with soft water 35-40 C Avoid sunlight. Feed only 3-4 weeks after transplanting.