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Orchids are quite a whimsical plant, caring for which is akin to walking through a minefield.
One wrong decision can lead to unpleasant consequences and even the death of the epiphyte, therefore each step must be carefully considered, and in case of uncertainty, it is also necessary to consult a specialist.
But the right fertilizer for flowering and adherence to simple rules guarantee the result and the pleasure of achieving it.
Reasons for the absence of buds
The lack of flowers in an epiphyte, especially at home, is quite common, and there may be several reasons for this: from a lack of light and too abundant watering to a sharp change in temperature and a disturbed plant regime. Root system diseases are also a significant cause.
Ways to solve the problem
By the appearance of the plant, you can understand what exactly it lacks. The plant itself is very whimsical, and finding out the reason for the lack of the long-awaited flowers is not easy, but necessary. There are special instructions that will help you do this, and following the advice of professionals can bring a plant that has begun to wither or refuses to bloom back to life.
Means and feeding
Orchids need special feeding products that will help the moody plant to bloom. For this to happen, the orchid must have intact foliage and a healthy root system.
Caring for the plant includes feeding it with nutrients and trace elements. The most popular and effective means of feeding orchids are recognized:
- "Clear sheet";
- "Magic Grow";
- and Flora.
A universal remedy in sticks that suits any epiphytes... These sticks gradually dissolve under the influence of light and heat over several days, providing the plant with the necessary substances for up to three months in a row. After that, you can use the next stick.
It has a balanced set of elements that provide the orchid with immunity to diseases and contributing to the emergence of new shoots and flower-bearing arrows.
The action of this vitamin complex is one hundred days. - it is for this period that the plant will be provided with a full-fledged mineral supplement, contributing to the harmonious flowering of the orchid.
A distinctive feature of "Magic Grow" is the versatility of the complex, suitable for almost all types of flowers. It guarantees the full development and flowering of the plant within three months, which is the complex of feeding.
An excellently proven universal remedy that provides decorative flowering plants with a full range of micronutrients.
Universal liquid fertilizer, based on a natural component - extract from vermicompost.
Important! Experts do not recommend feeding immediately after the purchase of an orchid, its transplant or plant disease.
How to fertilize the plant so that it blooms?
How to water at home?
There is a proven list of folk remedies that you can use to feed orchids at home. These products include specially made vitamin complexes based on:
- decoction of potatoes;
- banana peel;
- black tea;
- decoction of onion peel;
- or aloe.
Vitamin complexes for feeding epiphytes are easy to prepare at home, while it is necessary to remember about the observance of proportions: an incorrectly diluted concentrate can seriously harm the plant.
At the heart of each such solution are exclusively living organisms, therefore cocktails can be stored exclusively in the refrigerator and no longer than two weeks.
In this case, the plant is watered about once a week., only in this case it is possible not to flood the plant with a too concentrated complex. With this in mind, you should prepare a cocktail for feeding immediately before use, let it brew, and only then dilute to the required proportions.
Important! Subject to the watering regime and the correct concentration of feeding, the orchid will not only begin to bloom at home, but will also sprout.
An orchid growing on the street does not need additional feeding as much as the plants kept at home. Being in the open field provides the orchid with almost all the trace elements necessary for a healthy life. If necessary, you can apply the same methods as for orchids growing at home, with an emphasis on universal feeding.
To stimulate a one-time flowering of an orchid, proven and effective preparations should be used. These include "Amulet" and "Bud".
- «Amulet»Introduces the plant into a state of accelerated growth due to the additives contained in the vitamin cocktail. This improves the vegetative growth of the epiphyte. To achieve a positive effect, the dosage should be carefully observed, the violation of which is detrimental to the orchid.
- «Bud»Due to the sodium salts and mineral acids it contains, it is a more versatile agent used for foliar and root dressing.
To ensure the permanent flowering of the orchid, it is recommended to use only one selected type of feeding, the change of which may negatively affect the health of the plant.
The flowering is carried out by creating a stressful effect... For this purpose, the plant is moved to a cool area, where the temperature does not exceed 15 degrees Celsius. A healthy plant will easily endure such a test and will release flowers.
In the future, it is worth choosing a certain type of feeding, depending on the type of flower and the place where it is located, carefully follow the instructions, avoiding flooding the plant roots with water and too high concentration of the selected feeding.
Which fertilizer should you choose?
The choice of optimal feeding primarily depends on the conditions in which the orchid is grown and the time cycle in which the plant is located. It is worth refraining from mineralization of the orchid soil during its wintering (dormancy), illness or rooting period.
In order for an orchid to bloom, it requires certain trace elements and mineral supplements. The growth and flowering of a healthy orchid is impossible without mineral supplements based on nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These are three pillars directly involved in the peduncle process.
The percentage of any mineral dressing is always indicated on the package, and all the necessary elements are usually collected in proportions that will provide the plant with a favorable peduncle.
How to make the plant always have flowers?
Feeding an orchid is a responsible process that requires exceptional attention and adherence to the appropriate set of rules. The list of these rules is quite simple and is common to almost all types of plants.
- The orchid must be thoroughly washed before fertilizing is added to its soil.
- The mineral cocktail chosen for feeding should be properly diluted with water. Measles top dressing requires one and a half liters of water per 5 ml of fertilizer, foliar - three liters of water per 5 ml of top dressing.
- Plant feeding is carried out only with liquid fertilizer, by spraying or watering.
- It is necessary to ensure that during feeding the soil is not waterlogged with water.
- After applying top dressing to the roots or the plant itself (depending on the chosen product), you must wait until the excess water evaporates, and then return the orchid to its usual place.
Important! If you have any doubts about the amount of feeding, it should be remembered that it is better to slightly “underfeed” the epiphyte than vice versa.
With proper and thoughtful care, an orchid can bloom twice a year. It is categorically impossible to abuse the feeding or watering of the plant, this can lead to the death of the root system. It is necessary to feed the orchid exclusively during growth, so that the root system and flowering are stimulated.