Answers for cultivation: 10 frequently asked questions when growing orchids of Ho Diep


Purple, yellow, white, red, forest, Thailand ... Or any kind of scallop has the same planting method. Let's learn how to grow moth orchids through the experience of Lan Nhien in the following article

Contents of main content:

1. Why must repot the moth orchid
2. Why not grow moth orchids in a huge pot to avoid having to spend time repotting
3. Plastic pots and earthen pots, which pots grow moth orchids better
4. Why must disinfect knives and scissors before planting moth orchids
5. Why should the media be treated cleanly before planting moth orchids?
6. Why water a lot, but orchids keep wrinkling body still atrophy
7. Why when planting scallop orchid roots grow upside down
8. Why grow moth orchids forever without blooming
9. Does growing orchid need to shield the wind?
10. Why did moth orchid buds become yellow and fall off?

1. Why must repot the moth orchid
First: Because the tree is too tight, the tree has grown and does not have enough room for the roots and the sapling to grow, which will crack the pot, the sprout poke the pot wall ... etc and clouds

Second: Growing orchids in pots (1-2 years), the rotting medium becomes muddy. Therefore, when watering, water will accumulate in the scallop pots, causing root rot.

Third: Planting moth orchids for too long. SALT in the water accumulates in the pot, killing the roots.

Wednesday: When scallop plants have signs of DISEASE, need to lift the plant out of the pot to check the root system, treat and plant with new substrates.

How to repot specifically how, you refer to the article on how to repot the moth orchid.

2. Why not grow moth orchids in a huge pot to avoid having to spend time repotting
First: When the pot is too big, it will keep quite a lot of water, making the moth roots wet all the time. Principle that when dry, the roots will grow longer to find water. If the pot is too wet, the roots will not grow.

Second: The line of moth orchids prefers to cultivate in a fine plant. If the pot is too large, it will be difficult to flower.

3. Plastic pots and earthen pots, which pots grow moth orchids better
Any basin is fine as long as there are plenty of drainage holes. The pot dries quickly and is fragile. The plastic pot is lightweight, the plant is easy to flip and holds the water longer. In addition, you can also grow moth orchids in wooden pots, driftwood, plastic wooden pots ... Other types of pots you can refer to in the article: How to choose orchid pots

4. Why must disinfect knives and scissors before planting moth orchids
When cutting leaves or stems of the orchid plant, it is necessary to disinfect the DAO, to avoid infection, spread disease from plant to plant by bacteria invading the cuts. Just burning each face 5-10 seconds is enough depending on the fire is strong or weak. Remember to clean cutlery before burning.

Chlorine, Chlorine (10%) or Alcohol (Alcohol) can only be used to disinfect but cannot kill virus bacteria. If the plant becomes infected with the virus without disinfection, it can infect other plants. And spread the whole garden. Experiences with Thai growers, trees infected with virus should be destroyed to avoid spreading the whole garden.

5. Why should the media be treated cleanly before planting moth orchids?
First: If not soaked, the substrate is still dry, it will absorb all the moisture, making the plant dry, its roots, stems and leaves shrink.

Second: If not soaked, each time watering, the material is only wet outside, does not penetrate into the core and very quickly dries out.

Third: If soaked will kill insects or rot insect eggs, snail eggs, sticking to it. Clouds and clouds

POTATING PLANTS Minimum 24 hours except for coconut shells to be soaked 4 times, 2 days each time.

6. Why water a lot, but orchids keep wrinkling body still atrophy
Plants have been allowed to dry too much before. The humidity is too low. The roots are dead, so they cannot absorb water to feed the plant. Waterlogged or too dry. Salt deposits. Infected. Being too cold or too hot. Usually more than 2-3 years orchid roots will die

7. Why when planting scallop orchid roots grow upside down
Phalaenopsis orchid is a semi-mountain orchid that usually grows on trees and cliffs. The roots tend to grow freely in search of water or moisture. Therefore, the phenomenon of growing upwards or out of the pot is normal. If the roots are gray and the tips are green, that's fine. Otherwise, the material in the pot has rotted, need to be replaced immediately.

8. Why grow moth orchids forever without blooming
Lan Ho Diep DOES NOT FLOWER because of lack of sunlight or the tree is not big enough, the roots are weak. It is also possible that the growing media has rotted, because too much watering, too dirty water, the same daytime and night temperatures, and the lights on at night.

9. Does growing orchid need to shield the wind?
Orchids need air convection. When the ventilation is poor to create steam tunnels, the temperature increases, moth orchids are susceptible to disease. If too well ventilated will increase the evaporation of water, orchid poor growth.

10. Why did moth orchid buds become yellow and fall off?
The orchid pots are DRY OR TOO MUCH WATER, the temperature changes suddenly, let the plants stay in the sun or near the air conditioner or the fireplace, or near the gas stove.

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