How and when to trim Orchid

Orchid — an elegant, luxurious flower of the tropics, conquered with her beauty many kings, emperors and ordinary people. The flowers look like butterflies that seemed frozen in the air, fluttering his wings. The brightness of this plant for a long time pleasing others, giving a riot of colors without difficulties and without requiring the costs in care. But, like any flower, it also has its own characteristics that need to know. One of the issues is how to cut an Orchid correctly after flowering. Stems must be able to form so that he could continue to please you with large and rich flowers.

Admire its beauty during the flowering! If you notice that the Bud has lost its elasticity, and the peduncle becomes as still, taking waxy hue is the first sign that the flower ends its life cycle, and the buds are going to fall off. But do not rush to ask the question: how to trim an Orchid after blooming? There are varieties that need to be cut in a small period of rest plants.

First you have to determine whether your pet has finished flowering. After this period the orchids can last from 2 to 6 months, and if the plant is not flowering until the end, you can't disturb him, it might ruin. Look for the growing tip: if it has a vibrant green color, it is possible that the flower continues to blossom, he just need to give time. And if the tip began to dry up, turn yellow, or even dark — plant be sure to cut.

But flower growers often question: how to trim an Orchid after blooming, so as not to damage or traumatize her?

Stems are cut in two ways: either only partially cut from the top where the buds, or quite at the base. What is perfect option for your ward? And how to trim a Phalaenopsis Orchid? Now we will investigate.



So, you're convinced that the flower stalk has withered, and it can easily crop. But there is a caveat that it is important not to forget. After your Orchid is finished flowering, do not hurry to remove the stems. There are species that can bloom again, with a completely unpredictable place. This is the rosette of leaves and Bud of the old stems. It was after the fall of the leaf buds have to give the flower some time to stand up. Once the branch dries down to the base, feel free to take a tool and cut, leaving a stump of about 2.5 cm, This distance will protect the plant from damage.

So, back to our specific issue. How to trim an Orchid after blooming, if the stem is still alive? There are cases when the plant bloomed several times, and nothing dries and does not die, it can bloom again and again.

However, the form of the plant becomes of unsightly. Its branches are thin and spreading. The very handsome will be very hard to keep new buds on its thin branches. In this case, until the plant was going to bloom again, cut it into 2/3 parts, leaving 5-6 mm above the developed kidney in order not to dry it. Such pruning orchids after flowering allows to form new shoots.

How to crop withered Orchid, we already know what to do and how to handle the cut? It is best to trim orchids after flowering will fit the sanitized gardening shears. It is the least traumatic for the flower, and when cut makes no burrs, which can get the microbes and the plant can get sick. The cut can be processed powdered activated carbon from the chest, green paint, cinnamon or iodine. Now we have to figure out how to help the Orchid re-energize after pruning.

Doing important work with the plant, it is necessary to withstand a period of rest, during which time it will recover and gain strength for the next flowering. Sometimes this period lasts a couple of months. For the formation of a new inflorescence ovary transplant is recommended in the new special soil for orchids.

During this process it is also possible to examine root system and remove the roots are brown color, and leave the good ones that have a gray-green hue. But remember, if you picked the wrong soil, it may lead to the death of this remarkable plant. Water it it is necessary not earlier than a few days (a period required for adaptation), also a plant you can occasionally spray to maintain humidity.

It happens that a few months later the Orchid may flowers make you happy, but if that happens, do not worry! The emergence of new inflorescences can wait for later. It depends not only on how to trim an Orchid after blooming, but also from class and from the condition of the flower. If you are impatient to wait for the stems, you can try to accelerate this event. For this it is necessary to artificially create conditions for the rest of the plant.

You first need to lower the temperature, which should not exceed 16-17 degrees at night and during the day to be in the range of 24 degrees. The second is to remove all the dressing, thirdly, to keep farther away from heating devices, including battery, but not to deprive it of sunlight. Don't forget, it's a tropical plant! But drafts are the enemy, so keep your pet away from the open window. The best place is the window sill, good lighting, and good temperature control.

To grow this fabulous flower, you have to learn some rules. You should know exactly the sort of Orchid (in a good flower shop you not only sell the plant, but also tell you what kind, will teach the basics of cultivation), irrigation rules, the period of vegetation, at least approximate periods of activity and rest, how to correctly trim an Orchid after blooming, transplant methods. But the most important is the love and admiration of these gorgeous flowers. published


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