Orchids, like other houseplants, need to be transplanted from time to time.
This is an important stage in the proper care of the flower and the guarantee of a full flowering and development.
An ambulance transplant is only needed ifThe root system overgrew the pot, roots started to rot, the soil became rotten or pests such as snails, slugs, centipedes, mites and others were found.
For the transplant to be successful, it is important to correctlyChoose a time for it. Simpodial orchids should be transplanted when new shoots appear. In this case, it is important to get ahead of the formation of their root system. Monopodial orchids undergo a planned transplant, when the roots appear green shoots.
The best time for transplant is the spring months. It is during this period that a new growth of leaves begins, and the spring sun smooths the stress of the plant. For no apparent reason, it is not necessary to disturb the orchid from September to February.
Before transplanting the plant should be dried well. This is because during the procedure, the root system will inevitably be damaged, and dry wounds tighten faster. If the plant is difficult to extract from the container, you can moisten the soil a little, but before planting in a new pot it should dry well for 8 hours.
Check the old soil for pests. If any are found, soak the flower in water for several hours. After such a procedure, most pests will die. Remove rotten and dead roots with a disinfected scissors. Place slices of coal in order to protect from rot.
A new pot on 1/3 fill with drainage. Plant the plant and sprinkle with new soil. After transplanting, the orchid should not be watered for 5 hours. Only spraying of leaves is allowed.