The Orchid

The Orchid

Question: The Orchid

to keep an orchid two stems in an apartment for a long time


Answer: The Orchid

Dear William,

it is not easy to answer your question, because many species of orchids can produce two flower stems, and therefore the plant you are asking for information could belong to many species and varieties, even very different from each other. Generally the most common orchids are the phalaenopsis, plants of tropical origin, which need a good brightness, with not direct sunlight, and a good ambient humidity. Generally they are placed in a large saucer, on the bottom of which are placed a few centimeters of pebbles, sand or clay, which must always be kept moist, without the roots sinking into it: in this way the air around the plant is kept humid. without drowning the root system.

Watering must take place when the soil is dry, the best method is by immersion, or by immersing the pot in a basin full of water up to the upper edge of the pot; when all the substrate is wet, the pot is removed from the tray, left to drain for a few minutes and the plant is repositioned in its place. When the flowers have wilted, the flower stems of phalaenopsis are not cut, unless they dry out.

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