Our Orchids They are plants native to the tropical forests of the world that grow under the shelter of the trunks of large trees, or on their branches, always protected from direct sunlight. Its beautiful flowers are very characteristic, so much so that just by looking at them we can know if we are facing one of the most elegant plants in the world.
If you like flowers, chances are that every time you go to a nursery you will be tempted to take one home with you, right? But the price they have sometimes makes us change our mind, since it is often believed that their cultivation is not suitable for everyone. However, the reality is very different. If you do not believe me, follow these tips to water your orchidand see for yourself. Surely you do not regret it .
Irrigation of epiphytic orchids
Epiphytic orchids, such as Phalaenopsis, are distinguished from others by being sold planted in clear plastic pots. They are the easiest to take care of, since she will tell us when she needs to be watered. Yes, yes, in fact, we will only have to look at its roots: if they are white, we will water.
The frequency of irrigation will therefore be determined by the needs of the plant itself. She, thanks to the transparent plastic pot, You can tell us when it’s time to water.
Ground orchid watering
In the case of ground orchids, being planted in conventional pots with substrate, it is a bit more complicated. But just a little . To know when we have to water it, we must first check substrate moisture. To do this, we will take a toothpick (like the one they give us in Japanese restaurants), and we will introduce it to the bottom of the container. If it comes out clean when you extract it, then it will be necessary to water.
Another trick is weigh the newly watered pot, record the weight, and re-weigh it days later, when the soil has dried. In this way, it will be much easier for us to know when we have to give our beloved plant water.
And by the way, give your orchid quality water (such as rain or mineral water) so that it can grow without problems. This way, it is sure to produce an interesting quantity of flowers.