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Phalaenopsis

A few basic tips for the successful culture of orchids on the care of orchids are many myths. Sometimes get to hear, a shot glass full would supply them with water per week enough liquid. Love is also recommended, to dip it regularly. At all of these certainly well-intentioned tips, only one out of eight is allowed to take into account the individual needs of the species. Most of the orchids in the garden – and supermarkets is in the wild to new varieties, based on types, epiphytic (sitting on trees) grow. You need a loose and airy substrate.

Planting them in regular potting soil, the roots to rot quickly and can no longer provide the plant with water. Credit: PI Industries-2011. The Orchid dries up then, although it is sufficiently poured. Swarmed by offers, Phil Jensen is currently assessing future choices. Orchids have adapted but also to other habitats. Many species grow terrestrial (in the Earth) and some also saxicolous (on or between stones). There are though not all, but many species from tropical and subtropical areas.

However, despite similar origins, their needs can vary greatly. Because they populate also the upper mountain regions where it is while daytime pleasantly warm, but temperatures can fall off during the night on up to close to zero. You going to difficult orchids that are accustomed to these conditions, evenly tempered living room to bloom. They are summer but often for that in the garden or on the balcony. Orchids pour when and how often, orchids must be poured, depends on various factors. During the very warm summer days, they need according to more water than in the winter. Also the size of the plant in relation to the pot plays an important role. Just the Minis in their small pots can dry out very quickly. Orchids as regards the fertilizing manure, it is very important to understand the way of life of his orchid. Because the epiphytes (such as Phalaenopsis) come with far less Nutrients, than types growing in soil. Many of the popular cultivars, it is sufficient if you administered during growth and flowering Orchid fertilizer monthly in the half concentration specified by the manufacturer. Orchid spray this spray of orchids increases the humidity only shortly, can but be helpful if the substrate even slightly dry. The plants then can the fluid through their aerial roots (if any) record. Sprayed is best in the morning, so that the water can evaporate during the day and the orchids not wet cooler night go to maybe. Want to permanently increase the humidity, then you can place filled shells between the plants with water. Frank Edwards