How watering orchids
Wrong watering - the most common mistake amateur gardeners engaged in cultivation and the cultivation of orchids. A common mistake - too plentiful and frequent watering. Naughty flowers can not withstand such a regime and die. Do not make mistakes is quite simple, for this we need to remember the rules of watering orchids.
Instruction how to water orchids
Water the orchid only when the soil in which it grows, dries completely. That is why it is impossible to state unequivocally "Watering the orchid once a week." After drying ground speed depends on many factors (the composition of the substrate, the pot size, lighting, humidity, etc.). Wrong will be watering when dry only the top layer of soil. Manage to adapt and define certain drying of the soil in the pot with the orchid. This can be a weighing pot verification with dry long twig, etc.
Water the orchid in a pot until then, until the water begins to flow through the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot (in the pot should also be designed for good drainage from the expanded clay, pieces of bark, foam or pebbles). Excess water from the pan clean, otherwise it can cause rotting of the roots of a flower.
For watering orchids, use only warm water (30-38 ° C).
Since orchids are very sensitive to salts that are found in tap water, water the flower just soft water. That is, miss the water running from the taps, through the filter. Or, even when planting orchid in a pot, add more peat substrate (it should be about 20% of the total volume of the substrate). Orchids growing in these soils, good hard water recycle. There is one more trick: take in equal proportions and distilled tap water, stir and - watering. Still, the best way - the filter. Ideal also for orchids, assured flower growers, it is rainwater. What is important is to gain it in a clean area.
Water the orchid or in the morning or in the evening. In the daytime, it absorbs little moisture and the night does not absorb.
Watering orchids immersion. Take a basin or bucket with warm water (30-35 ° C, not higher) and lower back with a flower pot. Leave for 20-30 minutes. Remove and let the water drain out.
The most effective way of watering the flower growers believe the so-called "hot shower". This method completely simulates tropical rain, ie natural terrain growing orchids. Practice shows that the "hot shower" provides a good build-up of green mass and more frequent and abundant flowering. In addition, this method - a good prevention against vrediteley.V home is best done "hot shower" orchids in the bathroom. The recommended water temperature is 45-50 ° C, the strength of the jet should not be too intense to avoid the breakup of tender young shoots and stems. After a shower, provide the plant rest. About an hour later all the leaves and sprouts gently wipe (dab) with a soft cloth, do not leave water in the sinuses between the leaves. Pay attention to the fact, that the residual water does not stagnate in the core varieties Vanda and Phalaenopsis, because they have only one point of growth, and if it starts to rot from the stagnant water, the plant will not grow and will soon die.