Orchids belong to one of the largest families of existing plants. There are orchids in various colors, shapes and sizes all over the world, being non-existent in Antarctica and more numerous in the tropical zones. Get to know some tips on how to plant orchids in your garden and what are the main care of these amazing flowers!
CHOOSE THE LOCATION OF THE GARDEN WHERE YOU WILL PLACE THE ORCHIDS
The choice of the place where they will be installed orchids is really important so that they can develop so perfect and long lasting.
Choose a location with some brightness but more sheltered as possible to the direct action of the Sun. Prefer sheltered corners of the wind, because high winds can damage these delicate plants.
The ideal temperatures for the orchids are a little above 15 degrees Celsius, but this does not imply that should not be placed in the shade, when potted, and whenever the heat if it makes you feel more intensely.
SELECT THE TYPE OF ORCHID THAT WILL BE IN YOUR GARDEN
There are several genera of orchids and each presents specific needs as regards the necessary humidity, to watering and light.
Choose the type of Orchid that best adapts to the conditions of your garden. If you are a beginner in the art of taking care of orchids so a good tip would be to start with one of the simplest to care for orchids and more common in our gardens: the Orchid phalaneopsis, or moth orchid is also known.
Other common genera Cattleya and Paphiopedilum orchids are included in the Group of most orchids grown in garden.
CLOSE ATTENTION TO WATERING
Orchids do not support very intense irrigation, and don’t do well in wet soils. Feel always the soil before watering, if you are not damp drizzle.
Wait until the ground around the orchids is almost dry to do a new rega. It is important that the compound surrounding the plants dry between each watering. Watering your orchids 2 or 3 times a week will be enough.
The best times to water the garden are the early morning, or late afternoon, when the heat is felt and water evaporation is much lower. If watering your orchids during the hours not only heat the Earth will dry faster and will take less advantage of the water, as the water drops that are Orchid petals can warm up with the Sun and burn the plant.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SOIL WHERE THEY GROW ORCHIDS
Orchids should be planted in fertile soil, moist but with excellent drainage.
It is advisable to use fertilizer, but in the compound and never by the Orchid root. This application must be made once or twice a month depending on the development of the plant.
Avoid planting Orchid directly on Earth, prefer the more nutritious substrates and with better conditions so that roots can develop in the best way. Can employ pine bark and coir for the planting of your orchids.
WHERE TO PLANT ORCHIDS?
As a general rule the best way to get beautiful orchids in the garden is planting them in pots and not directly on the land of construction sites.
How should be the pots for planting orchids? Simple common clay pots are fine for the orchids, but it is essential to have good way to drain water from irrigation. A lateral hole is essential both for the proper disposal of water, how to aerate the soil.
WHAT OPTIONS TO PLANT ORCHIDS?
You can opt for small seeds and a few pieces of the root of a plant ever developed. You can also opt for a nursery, or a small portion of a larger plant cut root.
Please note that if you plant your orchids from seed they will take a long period of time before bloom, usually around 2 years at least.
If you have a hurry to see the orchids bloomed and beautify the your garden, so it is best to choose the system of seedlings, or pieces of roots cut a parent plant. Isn’t that still is a quick process, but it certainly saves a lot of time.
HOW ORCHIDS BLEND IN NATURE?
Orchids are always a good choice to embellish any type of garden. Combine well with all the other flowers and plants, even for its varied colors and different sizes and formats it can be said that the Orchid plant is never boring.
However don’t expect the orchids that grow in your garden to behave like the orchids in your natural state. Did you know that in your habitat orchids grow on the trees using them as support to get to the light? Because of that orchids are known as epiphytes, which doesn’t make them parasites, do not feed directly from the host tree only nourish with decomposing materials fallen trees and near the roots.
In gardens all is much more controlled and orchids grow orderly in pots, without however losing the grace and wild charm with which are endowed.
If you are among the people who want to actually acquire deeper knowledge about the culture of orchids in the garden, you can search on the subject in several specialized sites and groups on the Internet. Soon will have an admirable garden and richly decorated with beautiful orchids in bloom!
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