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How to transplant an orchid

I want to share with you a story thatHappened to me at the beginning of last summer. At that time I was fortunate enough to become the owner of several orchids. They pleased me with flowering, and, it would seem, nothing foretold troubles.

Somewhere in the middle of June I went on vacation andLeft my green beauties under the care of my mother. Returning from rest, I found one of the orchids in a terrible state: all the leaves were yellow and barely kept at the base of the plant. A few days later they fell off completely, and the point of growth began to dry out slowly.

Orchid transplantation to the block

In an attempt to save my green beauty to meHad to dig a lot of information about orchids that were left without a growth point. Unexpectedly for myself, I came across a tip about plant transplantation on a block of bark.

How to transplant an orchid

Orchid transplantation to the block

Deciding to try this method as soon as possible, IWent to the flower shop for a suitable block. By the way, for transplanting orchids on the block, you can use bark of cork oak, tree-like fern or pine. Armed with a drill, I made several holes in the bark and attached a metal hook to it.

Orchid transplantation to the block

Using a soft insulated wire iCarefully fixed the orchid on a wooden block and laid it under the roots of sphagnum. I hung the block right on the open balcony. Was the height of summer, and worry about the temperature difference was not worth it.

I often had to water the green beauty, soAs the roots of the plant quickly dried up. A month later, my orchid threw out a few green leaves, and in the autumn blossomed. There was no limit to the surprise: the plant without a growth point was completely restored!

Orchid transplantation to the block

With the arrival of colds, of course, I had to Transplant an orchid In the pot. It is very unfortunate that our climate does not contribute to the maintenance of these fragile plants on the block (except in a greenhouse). I hope my experience will be useful to you!

Our site is full of irreplaceable tips for happy owners of orchids! Be sure to read how to properly fertilize these flowers.

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