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How To Take Care Of Orchids To Bloom All Year

If someone offered you an orchid or you bought one from the flower store, don’t throw it after the flowers wilted and fallen, and no way try to move it into the ground! These plants need transparent pots and a bark mixture that you find in stores. For a while, leave it in the original pot, and if it’s needed, you’ll change it with the bark.
Until then, here’s what you need to be careful when looking after orchids:

Temperature
In nature, orchids develop due to temperature changes between day and night. That’s why you have to place it in a place where the temperature is colder at night than the day. It would be best to keep it at the window. That particular place should be always airy, because orchids love fresh air. But beware! Their rod is fragile, and it’s not a good idea to keep them in a windy place.

The light
Orchids love light. Some species need more light, others – less. That’s why it’s ideal to put it about 20-30 cm from a window. You also need a fine curtain to keep the burning sun rays away from it!

Watering and humidity
The frequency of watering depends on where you keep it. The warmer it is, the more it needs water. To know exactly, take the pot in your hand and, if it’s easy, put the orchid for a few minutes in a pot of water. When it stops bubbling, remove it and allow the water to drain before putting it back. Don’t let water to stay at the base of the plant. It would be good if the water wouldn’t be so mineralized. The best water to use for orchids is rain water, and water the plant in the morning.

Cutting the rods, and transplanting the orchids
After all the flowers have fallen (as they wither, detach them carefully) let the plant rest for a few days before splitting the rod. Then count from the base of the rod, two-three knots, and cut with a knife above the knot. Two or three weeks later, a new rod will grow. Usually the second bloom appears later. If the roots are bigger than the pot, you have to change it. Cut the dried roots first and then put it in a larger pot, with special bark, and sow the plant well. Place stones on the bottom of the pot or some clay balls. This operation is done when it doesn’t have flowers, about once every two years.

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