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How to Grow Orchids at Rocks

Orchids are perceived as hard and hard to grow. The truth is that orchids thrive on benign neglect. Basic orchid care incorporates humidity bright light, water, fertilizer and also a potting medium. While growers place orchids in a bark moderate, some buffs find that lava rock provides that the quick-draining and aeration environment that these epiphytes demand for growth.

Remove the orchid. Cut the pot to prevent damaging the orchid’s roots.

Lightly and shake brush the bark moderate away from the orchid’s roots. Cut off any dead or decaying roots.

Pour a small amount of lava rock into the bottom of the pot that is new. Carefully insert more lava rock around the roots before the pot is full, while holding the orchid set up within the pot. Add a bet to support the flower stem of the orchid.

Place the orchid pot on top of a tray filled with pebbles or lava rock. Add water to the tray do not allow water to touch the bottom of the orchid pot. This adds humidity to the air. Orchids require 60 to 80 percent humidity while still — the humidity at the home hovers around 30 percent.

Place the orchid near a south- or east-facing window, then filtering the light with curtains. To be able to bloom, orchids need 12 to 14 hours of daily.

By placing the orchid pot water. Gradually add water until it starts dribbling from the pot’s drain holes. Turn off the water and allow the pot to drain for 15 minutes before returning to the window.

Dilute a liquid fertilizer formulated for orchids according to the package instructions. After watering the orchid, Insert the fertilizer immediately. While the orchid is actively growing, usually in the spring and summer, fertilize.

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