Phalaenopsis orchid is a fabulously beautiful plant that captivates the refinement and amazing forms of its flower. During the flowering of orchids from it is simply impossible to tear off your eyes.
That is why the flower growers strive to extend this period by all available means.
The plant blooms twice a year, but if desiredOrchids can be made to bloom for the third time. Continuous flowering of the orchid is an indication that the plant is kept in optimal conditions for it.
Optimal conditions for flowering phalaenopsis orchids
This indoor plant feels greatOn windows facing south, with shading from direct sunlight. During the day the temperature should fluctuate not less than 4 ° C - 5 ° C. Under the influence of sunlight, the plant on the window heats up, and by the evening cools. Even better, if the plant is placed on a glassed balcony - the difference between day and night temperatures will contribute to a lush bloom.
Orchid can cease to bloom after transplantation: until it takes root in a new pot, the plant can "boycott".
In addition, it is important to provide the necessaryTemperature regime. At too high a temperature (32oC - 35oC), the house plant actively increases the green mass, but, unfortunately, it does not bloom. To make the orchid blossom, the temperature should be much lower: the ideal temperature is 22oC-24oC.
On average, the duration of flowering lasts from 2 to 6 months.
The frequency of irrigation depends on the temperature of the contentHouseplant. But excess water is inadmissible: stagnant water can lead to decay of the root system. And besides, with excessive watering, the growth of the plant increases to the detriment of the laying of flower buds. Watering the plant follows the "hot shower" method: the water temperature should be 33оС - 35оС, the maximum temperature - 50оС. Such irrigation contributes to the creation of natural conditions that have a beneficial effect on the growth and development of orchids (not only the green mass grows well, but the plant often blossoms).
An important role in the preparation of orchids for floweringPlays a regular application of fertilizers in the soil. If phalaenopsis is fertilized 1-2 times a month, the plant grows faster and intensively blooms, moreover, not only the duration of flowering increases, but a greater number of flowers are formed. But before you feed the plant, you need to water the orchid first, otherwise the root system will suffer.
If the orchid has ceased to blossom
The main reason why the plant does not bloom is the lack of lighting. If the windows face north, west or east, you need to provide the plant with additional lighting for 10-12 hours.
The impetus to re-flowering can become"Cold treatment": phalaenopsis is placed for 3-4 weeks in a room where the temperature ranges from + 15 ° C to + 18 ° C. This reduces the intensity and frequency of watering.