Growing and potting orchids is relatively straightforward and if you’ve got the right tools for the job then it will get even easier still. In this article we’re going to take a closer look at all of the best tools to get your garden orchid project started. There’s no better way than growing orchids in the garden to get things really looking good. They look beautiful and believe it or not, they can actually be grown very very easily.
Taking care of orchids can actually be extremely easy and they come in a wonderful range of colours and sizes and this all depends on the variety. Two of the biggest and best conditions to take into consideration when growing orchids is good quality soil, and plenty of moisture. They also really appreciate really decent drainage. My personal preference for potting is Fir bark and peat moss. This is obviously combined with a good quality potting soil.
The first step: determining whether or not you’re Orchid should be repotted.
The best time to repot your orchid is after it flowers. Normally you don’t really need to repot an orchid much more than once every 18 to 24 months. Some of the telltale signs that you need to repot your orchid are that the roots are a bit soggy, and that there’s no space for the route as well, and the biggest and easiest tell tale sign is when the plants growing over the edge of the pot.
In case you’re wondering what a orchid that needs putting looks like he is an example from wikiHow.
Make sure you really need to repot your Orchid
Please be aware that repotting your orchid is extremely stressful for the plant. You should really only repot if it’s absolutely necessary. If the plant looks healthy and well within the park then definitely leave it be. Nothing to be worse than disturbing a healthy plant and causing it it damage.
Workout what potting material you need.
The first thing to do is get your garden hand tools ready and then work out what potting material you need. As I already mentioned I really like using coal and Fir Bark. Make sure the whatever pot you are using is going to give the orchid at least a couple of years of growth time. As we already mentioned we really don’t want to overstress the plant unless absolutely necessary.
Once you decide what size pot you’re gonna use make sure that there’s good drainage holes and make sure that they can photosynthesise easily. What this means is centrally you can create a greenhouse environment, by placing clear plastic bottle over the top of the plant and allowing the sunlight in and the bit of protection for the plant. The other great thing is it’ll actually help to keep the moisture into the soil as well. Orchids really like a good bit of moisture.
To roundup this article on how to repot orchids, really make sure that you know that the plant needs the transplant. Once you’ve established that the plant really need moving and it won’t be overly stressed by the procedure then make sure you’ve got the right garden hand tools in place. From there be sure to you keep the moisture in the soil and that you keep a good eye on the orchid.