Phalaenopsis orchid is a true decoration of any interior. It looks very elegant, blooms for a long time and does not require special care. All she needs is moderate sunlight and infrequent watering. But what to do if, almost immediately upon returning from the flower shop, your overseas guest began to fade, lose flowers and wither before our eyes? Maybe you are doing something wrong?
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Orchid planter, orchid fertilizer, sun window
The buds wither and fall without opening. The plant is pale and stunted. Phalaenopsis does not like darkening. More precisely, he cannot stand it at all. If you put an orchid far from the window, very soon it will shed all the buds. And if this argument does not convince you, it will begin to fade and wither. Don't panic. If you notice that something similar is happening to your phalaenopsis, you can still help the case. Place the plant on an east or west window close to the light. However, it is also important to know when to stop. Your orchid should never be roasted. Let it stand right next to the glass, but not under the burning rays of the sun, but simply in the light.
For no apparent reason, the plant begins to turn yellow, the leaves wrinkle, become stained and fall off. The roots dry out and rot away. An important feature of the phalaenopsis is the external root system. In their homeland - in the tropics, these plants are attached by roots to tree branches or old wood dust. And the root system participates in photosynthesis on a par with leaves. That is why phalaenopsis are sold in transparent pots filled with bark. And that is why they are categorically forbidden to be transplanted into a deaf opaque pot! Sometimes sellers forget to tell about it, buyers why it dies. Remember this feature, and if you have already transplanted your phalaenopsis into something opaque, urgently return it back to the plastic container in which it was sold. In fact, for phalaenopsis, special ceramic pots with through-shaped holes for sunlight are sold. An unsightly transport pot can simply be installed inside. And the problem will be solved.
Mold on the roots and leaves, the plant is pale and does not bloom. There are plants that can be dried, and there are those that are dangerous to excess moisture. Despite the popular belief that orchids prefer very humid air and need constant watering and spraying, they are too often not watered. The dry bark in which the phalaenopsis grows very well accumulates moisture, giving the plant exactly as much as it needs. Even if it seems to you that the bark is dry (and it will always seem to a person that it is dry), you should not water the orchid more often than once a week. If the plant is not flowering and is dormant, watering should be reduced to once every two weeks.