How to care for a Phalaenopsis Orchid all year round

Houseplant such as an Orchid is now extremely popular. In Russia, orchids appeared in the early 20th century, so the history of this flower is not large. And for a long time it was considered suitable only for cultivation in greenhouses, which create close to natural conditions.

Much later it became apparent that Orchid could exist in the home. However, this flower, like any other, requires at least a little, but all the same attention and care. Phalaenopsis is a variety of this overseas guest. Its name comes from the Greek language, translated it as "like a butterfly", and indeed, during its flowering like butterflies fly from green stems.

The Phalaenopsis is among the most common representatives of orchids. He is very loved by avid gardeners and the fashion on it will not work, probably never. By the way, he has several varieties, but the most popular among them hybrid Phalaenopsis, Phalaenopsis of Ludeman, pink Phalaenopsis and Phalaenopsis pleasant. All of them with proper care for a long time and bloom profusely.

How to care for Phalaenopsis?


Watering Phalaenopsis significantly reduced, so in the summer as plants consume less water. This is because in winter the days are shorter than summer. If irrigation mode is not correct regarding the time of year, it is possible waterlogging and the occurrence of fungal diseases. Even on Sunny days, watering is additionally not recommended.

If the house has Central heating, try to increase the humidity, placing water containers on radiators. If we do not do, then the plants will suffer from the negative effects of dry air.


The phase of winter dormancy is now over. You can gradually increase watering.

This month you can interested in, which will host the exhibition of orchids, where one can buy a Mature plant or baby interested a hybrid. In the beginning of the season you can start to find interesting accessories for Opx and supply of substrate.


Care ha orchids in the first month of spring increases. The first thing you notice is that the plants were not under the scorching rays. They are not accustomed to it and can get burns.

Will audit the flowers: if the plant has outgrown its pot and it grew a lot of aerial roots, then start the transplant.

If according to the forecast we expect a stable warm weather, watering is corrected under a large amount of water.


Those plants that are in the same substrate of the 2 years, we need to move to the new one. And those plants that are well grown — divide (e.g. Cattleya).

In the spring begin to act uninvited guests — pests, and therefore often inspect plants. To prevent spider mites increase the humidity.

Follow proper watering.


For plants that grow in cool temperatures, is very relevant: in the beginning of the month take them to fresh air.

Plants that remained on the South-facing Windows, shaded from the sun.

Young kids that have been growing in containers, transplant to a permanent place of residence.

At the end of may have all types of orchids begins active growth, so carefully monitor the humidity raise it with the spraying.

May — the last month for planting.
Check for the presence of pests.


If we "Shine" vacation in a timely manner negotiate with someone who can look after orchids during our absence.

If you have the opportunity to collect rainwater for irrigation — do it. It promotes the growth of strong roots.

Do not allow too long of drying the substrate from orchids, especially during flowering.


This summer months require special care orchids that grow outdoors. Follow their regular watering, because the sun and wind they dry out especially fast.

Also try a thick pritenyat from direct sunlight, to avoid burns of leaves.

On rainy days, pots with flowers moving under the roof.


This month we begin to move plants into the house. They are, after a week of quarantine (inspection for pests), should already be in their permanent places of residence.

During this period the plants are very useful spraying.

If we're going to be away from home for a few days — moving a meter from the window. In addition to spraying every 10 days to arrange our fauna shower.


The last month for transplanting.

If we brought pots with a flower from the street and not going to be transplanted to the new substrate, put in each planter means for fighting snails.

Watering in September begin to reduce.


Care during this autumn period is highlighted plants.

Watering should be reduced and to rarely (this will help lay the future of the kidneys). Again and again we examine plants for presence of pests of orchids.


During this period, orchids need cool content and additional lighting. Watering reduced to a minimum!

Do not forget to prevent the plants from spider mites.

If you gave us or we bought the Orchid, the home, transport is Packed all the rules and preferably in the car.

Buy flowers buds, which has already gained color but not yet open.

For irrigation use warm (not hot!) water.

In the axils of the leaves of a Phalaenopsis should not stagnate water, excess moisture can be dried with a cloth.

Draw your attention once again that caring for orchids is based more on prevention rather than cure them. This means that beauty — an Orchid needs attention and care. I hope my tips are useful to you.published


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