Matters needing attention in Orchid planting and cultivating soil

Published: 2024-05-18 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/05/18, Matters needing attention in Orchid planting and cultivating soil

The soil for orchid cultivation generally needs to be determined according to the variety of orchids. Generally speaking, it can be divided into terrestrial orchids and epiphytic orchids. For example, if Chunlan, Jianlan and Cymbidium are terrestrial orchids, they need to be cultivated with slightly acidic soils with loose air permeability, fertile non-stickiness, good drainage and good physical properties. some common fairy soil, peat soil and so on can also be prepared by themselves. it can also be used after collection and disinfection of mountain trees. For example, Phalaenopsis, Cymbidium and Dendrobium are epiphytic orchids, which cannot survive with general soil, and even loose and permeable granular soils do not grow well. They are generally cultivated with substrates with large particles, excellent air permeability and good drainage. Such as volcanic stone, Sheung shui stone, ceramsite, water moss and so on! There is nutrition in native orchid soil, which can be fertilized properly, while epiphytic orchid needs to be often irrigated with thin fertile water, otherwise it will be malnourished and weak.