How to properly care for recovering Orchids – Signs that say you’re doing good!
Today we tackle a subject that was suggested by one of my viewers recently, how to know we are doing well with recovering orchids!
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The most common problem we will all encounter with orchids is root loss, due to a reason or another. The best sign we can get is the production of new roots, here is how I like to promote new root production https://youtu.be/FUIW1J7z6hU
The new roots need to be protected and encouraged to grow, by offering proper moisture, care with handling and prevention of pests!
How to spot snails and slug signs https://youtu.be/qZDh8KCAk-M
Fertilization needs to be stopped white the new roots are forming and cannot absorb water. When they are formed and absorbing water, feeding should be done lightly and increased as the orchid grows and establishes.
With a bit of care any sick orchid, or rootless orchid, has a proper chance at being saved!
Orchids after crown rot https://youtu.be/-6eRihKofTQ
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✿ My environment:
Subtropical climate, hot summers and mild winters
60-90% humidity, always breezy
Growth space is kept at min 17C and max 29C
✿ What I use in my Grow Room:
LECA – Pokon or IKEA
Paph and Phrag Imperial Orchid Mix http://bit.ly/2QlWY87
Oncidium Imperial Orchid Mix http://bit.ly/2CLwNDZ
Sphagnum Moss – Spagmoss from Besgrow http://bit.ly/2LSZjEx
Fertilizer and suppliments:
MSU Orchid fertilizer for osmosis / rain water http://bit.ly/2LS2bSg
Orchid Focus Bloom (when I need something low in N)
Pots, containers, baskets:
DIY self watering pots and masks from local flower shops
Lechuza self watering pots https://amzn.to/2wIUWq2
Wooden Vanda baskets http://bit.ly/2NfIlWI
LED shop pannels from Leroy Merlin, 4000k
Tertial lamps from IKEA
Orvibo WiFi Smart Plugs https://amzn.to/2MLSR7T
Shirley’s Simple Shelving http://bit.ly/2qAcS1r
Lerberg and Mulig from IKEA
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