Growing your Orchids – from Watering to Choosing the Orchid Pot
Orchids are an ever-popular indoor potted plant. While the exotic flower is widely available, many are not sure how to grow an orchid to keep it blooming. Growing orchids requires your time and attention, but a love of plants is also important. This article is designed to help you take those first steps to replanting your new flowers into indoor pots and having them in your permanent flower collection. If you’re still not sure about how to care for orchids, then our simple but very useful tips will help you.
New orchid pot as a first step
The first thing to do with any store-bought orchid is to enjoy the bloom. After the bloom is spent, go ahead and cut off the dead flower-head with a sterile tool and prepare an orchid pot for replanting. Each variety of orchids will require a slightly different vessel. For some, like Vanda plants, glass vases without compost are ideal, yet for the majority, any quality planter is a great option. In our catalog, you can choose exclusive and affordable orchid pots made from quality materials. We will help you answer the main question: What do orchids need to be beautiful and healthy and how to repot it? Make sure that your orchid pots feature wide drainage slits so that water can easily escape.
There are also some important requirements for repotting orchids that every gardener should know. If you are looking the way how to pot your plant, remove it from the plastic orchid pot that it came in and carefully remove as much of the moss as you can. Cut away any rotten or blackened roots leaving only healthy roots, which should be white and firm. Set the plant into the new orchid pot and fill in around it with potting mixture. Eventually, new roots will grow through the potting mixture and attach to the pot itself, thus anchoring your Phalaenopsis.