The Phalaenopsis orchid is very popular, especially among novice gardeners and all gardening enthusiasts who feel they don’t have a green thumb. However, there will always come a time when these beautiful flowers will eventually be damaged and then wither. All that is left is a leaf made of tough green leaves that is not very decorative indoors! Then we think about how to make your orchid bloom effectively again. However, this is a set of maintenance measures that can sometimes test the patience of any gardener, even confirmed. Here are all the maintenance tips to make this houseplant bloom again without rotting it.
Between good stem cutting techniques and all the care-related issues (watering, light, etc.), growing phalaenopsis orchids and their new inflorescences will no longer offer you secrets.
1) Pruning to allow the orchid to bloom again
Here you need to consider two possible scenarios that will affect pruning and thus also the regrowth of new leaves and flowers in your withered orchid.
Scenario 1: The stem is still green
You may in this case hope for another flowering gigs (baby orchids) on this same stem. In fact, the same rod may well bloom two or three times. In this case, it is necessary to remove the faded flowers, keep a few days of rest and then cut the stem above the bud with a jigsaw. To do this, start at the base of the orchid and cut a flower-free stem 1 cm above the third loop and below the flower stalk. This allows new small buds to grow and flower. It can take from two months to a year!
Scenario 2: The stem is dry
Cut the dry stem to the level of the leaves. This then gives plenty of time for a new flower stalk with plenty of flower buds. This stem then appears in the armpit of the oldest magazine. Is the stem dry to the feet? In this case, there is no choice if you want to see beautiful flowering plants rising from them: remove the stem from the pile and take care cut the bottom.
2) Take care of the environment so that you have beautiful flower stalks in the future
We all know these flowering houseplants hates traction and direct sun. But in practice, avoiding these parameters is not enough to ensure that flowering plants start all over again easily. After pruning, it is best to store these plants in a cool, unheated place. Naked for about twenty days at 15 ° C, a flowering plant will give you a new flowering. Ideally, take the orchids away when the frosts are over, and store them under a tree with pale leaves in May-September. (Watch out for parasites such as snails, snails, Finnish insects, etc.). Then put it in the fridge in September.
As soon as your plant starts to bloom, bring it into the house. Indoors, avoid the full sun of the south, which provides too much light. So consider filtering the sun’s rays with a curtain to get a beautiful light without extra.
3) Water and feed the plant without bugs
Orchids are preferably soaked in soft water (and lukewarm or room temperature water if possible). If you do not have fresh water (such as rainwater), use tap water with a touch of vinegar to neutralize limescale. Immerse the kettle in the water tank for about 15 minutes until the air bubbles are gone. Then drain properly to prevent water from remaining on the plate or flowerpot. Then allow it to dry between two waterings. You can also spray the leaves with mist to maintain a humid atmosphere. On the other hand, never spray or spray water on the end of an orchid… unless you absolutely want to kill any flowers that are installed or coming! Orchids do not tolerate excess water well.
What about orchid fertilizer?
The misuse of chemical fertilizers is not recommended. In winter, you can use it once a month, then every ten days as temperatures warm up.
4) Replanting, a step you should never neglect to help your orchid bloom again
Whether it is a withered orchid that you are looking to re-flower, or a healthy orchid, it is recommended to plant the orchid in a new plastic pot every two or three years. This is very important because the earth tends to run out over time. Choose a clear jar that is slightly larger than an old one, half-filled with pine bark and clay balls.