How to take root of potted orchids

Published: 2024-06-16 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/06/16, How to take root of potted orchids

Orchids in pots, we first need to understand their growth habits, and then according to the characteristics of their habits to create scientific and reasonable growth conditions. To cultivate orchids, we should not only feed them, but also devote ourselves to raising them well, raising them into a state of ornamental value, so that they can exert their maximum potential. And that's exactly what we, as pot lovers, expect.

Excellent potted orchids not only have strong roots and luxuriant leaves, but also have very high ornamental value and artistic charm. And how to raise a strong root system is the first problem we need to solve, because the quality of the root system will directly affect the growth of the orchid plant, and even determine the embodiment of the ornamental value. So, what? After practice, Xiaobian has summarized a relatively complete set of root cultivation techniques, which are now shared with everyone.

I. Plant materials

A good planting environment is the basic condition for raising healthy orchid roots. It is recommended to use native soil. However, as a family potted orchid, the conservation environment naturally cannot be compared with the wild growth environment, let alone move the family potted orchid to the wild for conservation and management. Therefore, we can only as far as possible according to the growth of suitable orchid plant this angle to prepare plant material.

Orchid plant material should be fertile loose, permeable to water, water and fertilizer, as long as we can create such a growth environment, usually for the orchid plant to provide a good basic growth conditions. Specifically, we can prepare the plant material for the orchid plant according to the following scheme:

Select plant gold stone, fairy soil, rotten leaf soil, bark block and firewood, and then prepare according to the ratio of 3:4:2:1. As long as everyone can prepare plant materials strictly according to this method, it can create a good environment for root promotion, root cultivation and root strengthening for orchid plants.

II. Fertilization

Fertilization is also very critical for orchid cultivation, because fertilizer application will directly affect the germination and growth of roots, especially the need to supplement appropriate amounts of phosphorus and potassium, which are the main nutrients for cultivating orchid roots. Recommended practices are:

1. Mix appropriate amount of bone meal and the like into the orchid pot plant material to supplement phosphorus and potassium fertilizer, and also use it as base fertilizer.

2, the usual watering should use some potassium dihydrogen phosphate, before use, it will be prepared into a diluent, to ensure that the pH value is between 5.5-6.5, so that the water has a thin phosphorus and potassium fertilizer, thin fertilizer frequently applied, to achieve the purpose of strong roots.

3. In the process of topdressing, a small amount of potassium dihydrogen phosphate should be taken as the main nutrient for strong roots.

III. Dry cultivation

The ancestors raised orchids with wet long buds and dry roots. Spring is the peak season for orchid growth, so we can increase the humidity of growth environment to promote the germination of new buds. When the new buds grow to a certain height, we can control watering properly to keep the plants dry. The purpose of doing so is mainly to promote the germination and growth of new roots of orchid plants. More importantly, this method allows young orchids to safely and smoothly separate from old plants and maintain healthy growth on their own.

IV. Trimming

Orchid cultivation requires regular pot turning, even soil replacement, and usually requires root pruning when re-potting. The purpose of this is to promote the germination of new roots by cutting off old, weak and diseased roots and small roots, and to enhance the absorption ability of roots, which is also very beneficial to promote the germination and leaf extraction of plants. This is what we often call the theory of root repair and bud promotion.

In short, the root of raising orchids lies in raising roots and promoting buds. Only when the roots of orchids are strong and well raised can they open branches and disperse leaves, so that potted orchids show strong roots and luxuriant foliage. It can be seen that root cultivation is of great significance for raising orchids.