Learn the basic tips for taking good care of your orchid plant.
Orchids are really a challenge when it comes to growing them indoors specifically at home. One of the major reasons why orchids are literally murdered is when keeping the consideration in mind that it is a tropical forest plant many lead to over-provide the care and protection. It is a good way of taking care of an orchid but only in certain areas. Not many people know of it so how about you become one of the few who happens to have their hands on this valuable information?
Let’s divulge the basic tips for taking care of an orchid, helping it bloom more often:
- Do not shower too much kindness upon it that is, do not over-water it. Yes, it comes from rain-forests but there isn’t a need to let them float in water and have their soil always damp. Watering too much would eventually kill the roots of your orchids and there’s a possibility that it will catch fungus. However, you may water every 5-10 days during summer time.
- Keep your orchids clean in order to flourish their growth. Although, a clean orchid doesn’t face a lot of complexities, there are times when they attract pests. A better solution is to wash the plant before the pests make it their home.
- To keep your orchid safe from scale and mealy-bugs, use a tooth-brush to wipe them off. Use it gently and you should be able to keep your orchid bug-free.
- Just like too much water is damaging, over-dose of sun-light is also harmful for your sensitive plant. Chances are that it will start making the leaves turn yellow along with the appearance of leaf-spots that indicates either a sun-burn or a disease. If it has caught a disease, isolate the orchid immediately as it’s contagious and spreads from one plant to another. Such an orchid should probably be destroyed if it has surpassed the curing stage. Good air circulation, careful watering and a watchful growth of your plant could help avoid diseases.
- Make sure to provide your orchid with sufficient light. If not, the plant might not even bloom. A possible indication is the color of its leaves. While dark green indicates insufficient light, reddish green indicates overly provided light. The ideal color is bright green.
So you now know how to take good care of your orchids. There is one point to be noted here that while these tips may work for many orchids, it may not for others. The ideal orchids that should be provided with such care are the ones that are grown at home.