Orkide, the symbol of innocence and grace;
How to care for orchids?:
Orchids are rainforest plants. For this reason, it is very important for the development of the orchid that the soil does not dry out. Orchid soil should always be moist. The point we need to pay attention to when watering is that the orchids should be watered from the root by immersing them in a container filled with water using the immersion irrigation method. Keeping the roots in water causes them to mold and die over time. Roots should not be floating in water, the bottom of the pot used should be holes. Irrigation from above is not recommended as it will damage plant roots.
The irrigation method should be watered once a week depending on the air temperatures.
As the weather warms up, irrigation can be done twice a week during the summer months.
In summer, ice should be left under the orchid leaves, it will help the plant to be healthy. We must be careful that the melting ice does not accumulate at the root.
Orchid's position at home:
Orchids, which do not like direct sunlight, can be placed in bright and sunny places and in front of windows. Orchids should not be left in places close to the heater and honeycomb at home temperature during the winter months, and their location should be changed even if there is sunlight.
Orchid leaves, which are exposed to direct sunlight, turn yellow and their flowers begin to fall.
He does not like to be placed in different places other than where he is located at home, he does not like to be moved.
! They understand the bond of love we have established with them, and while they listen to us, the roots of orchids need to shine.
! Orchid leaves should not be moistened with a mist, the water accumulating on the leaves can cause fungus formation. If you want the leaves of the plant to breathe, it is recommended to wipe the leaves of the plant with the help of a damp cloth.
Orchid's flowers are rotting what to do?
When watered too much, orchid flowers begin to rot. Dying and graying roots should be cut off, because the orchid breathes and grows with its roots. For a healthy orchid, the roots must be healthy.
For this reason, roots that come out of the pot should not be interfered with or damaged.
It should be watered regularly, positioned in daylight, and plant food should be used as the necessary supplement.
Ready-made orchid care supplements can be used as plant food.
Natural Herb supplement:
We can benefit from the vegetables and fruits that we naturally consume at home. We can benefit from it both as an environmental and natural contribution.
The first water of the rice water we soaked can be poured onto the plants.
(Provides new leaf formation.)
The banana peel can be soaked in water overnight and poured into the Orchids.
Orchid revitalizing mixture (Prevents fungus formation)
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
-1 piece of aspirin.
-1 glass of clean drinking water.
- 1 cleaned spray bottle.
Mix all the ingredients and leave for 10-12 hours.
Then spray on the plant leaf and roots.
Apply every day or every other day.
In 7-10 days, the plant will begin to heal.
Orchid pot selection:
A pot suitable for the size of the orchid should be selected.
Orchids should not be placed in large pots as they like small pots.
Transparent and glass pots should be chosen in the narrow area where the roots will stay together.
It is recommended to water in the morning and on the same day every week. If the leaves are wiped with a damp cloth once a week, fungus formation is prevented.
Here are some tips for growing healthy Orchids:
Vaseline; It feeds the orchid, making it bloom faster. Fresh and clean soil gives faster results.
How should the orchid soil be?
Orchid likes a mixture prepared with a variety of special fibers in soils that retain moisture.
In general, charcoal crumbs, sphagnum moss, fern, perlite,
pumice, tree bark, styrofoam foams can be used.
Wood coal; It is a material with water holding capacity. It can be used by adding it to the bottom of the pot or directly to the mixture due to its antibacterial feature. Coconut fibers (Cocopeat) can also be used.
When are orchids pruned?
When pruning orchids; In maintenance operations, it would be more beneficial to wait for the end of the flowering period. Pruning begins towards the end of spring and continues until September. General recommendation June and July can be suggested as the most appropriate maintenance and pruning time. Since the leaves and roots will develop better in summer, the plant will recover faster after care.
Living room plants that clean the air of the house:
Plants That Can Be Grown in Pots:
Plants grown in pots provide easy use at home and in the kitchen.
We can use it by brewing as meals, salads or medicinal herbal teas.