Proper care of the dendrobium nobile after flowering is the key to good plant growth and development. It is worth considering all the features of an orchid to choose a strategy for caring for it during the dormant period.
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- Transplant rules
- Pruning after flowering
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After the flowering process is completed, the dendrobium orchid in some cases needs replanting. mountains change A thorough inspection of the soil and leaf part of the indoor plant is necessary.
Transplantation of dendrobium nobile after purchase is carried out once. Frequent transplantation can harm the plant, because this the type of orchid is very sensitive to a change of environment.
At home, the maturity of the Dendrobium Nobile should be taken into account. Choose plants with already strengthened and grown pseudobulbs. Changing the soil is allowed no earlier than 2 years after the orchid first bloomed.
There are cases when planting in a new place is urgently needed.This should be done if:
- the substrate in the container has been alkalized after regular irrigation with water with a high percentage of hardness;
- the root processes have damaged, dried or rotted areas;
- on the vegetative part of the plant a white veil of cobwebs or a sticky coating left by various pests appeared.
In this case, changing the soil composition will be a good prevention or help save the orchid from parasites.
In order for the plant to adapt well, the transplantation process should be carried out correctly. At home, this is done as follows:
- Prepare a substrate that is optimal in composition. It should include pine bark or coconut chips, sphagnum moss and charcoal.
- Disinfect the substrate by calcining in an oven at temperatures above 90 ° C.
- Choose a stable clay pot with good air exchange. The plant should be freely placed in a new place.
- Disinfect the root cutting tools with an antiseptic.
- Rinse the root system of the dendrobium with running room temperature water.
- If damage is present, treat fungicide or other disinfectant.
- Allow to dry well before disembarkation.The average drying time is 7–9 hours.
- Drain and add a little fresh substrate to the bottom of the pot.
- Carefully place the orchid without dipping the bulbs too deep.
After transplanting, protect the plant from moisture for 5 days. Continue with normal care further.
Pruning after flowering
Pruning of a plant that has flowered takes place in 2 cases. Firstly, if the shoots began to dry out, then removal will contribute to less waste of nutrients on the parts of the orchid that are not able to grow.
Secondly, leaves and root processes affected by parasites and diseases must be destroyed. Cropping of the diseased pseudobulb is carried out as accurately as possible. Do not affect the rest of the areas, because this will lead to the transfer of the disease to the healthy parts of the indoor flower.
If there are live green buds on the sprouts that have not previously blossomed, do not disturb the plant with pruning. Do not remove bulbs without special need, because they accumulate the nutrients necessary for full development.
After the flowering period, it is worth minimizing the flow of moisture. In the cold season, completely eliminate the introduction of fluid for 2-2.5 months. In hot summer, the plant requires more moisture, so the amount of liquid for irrigation is increased by 2 times.
Watering after the dendrobium has flowered out should be done by immersion and surface irrigation, but only after the soil has completely dried.
The liquid used to water the Nobile orchid is warm, the temperature of which should not be below 25 ° C.
If the pseudobulbs start wrinkling from lack of moisture, sprinkle them with warm water.
Dendrobium Nobile can grow in extreme conditions, in which the temperature regime can vary from 0 ° to 40 ° C. However, for regular flowering and better growth, maintain optimal air temperature. It should not be lower than 20 ° C. A slight decrease at night stimulates the development of new peduncles and creates favorable conditions for the normal functioning and development of nutrients in the process of photosynthesis. A reduction of 4–6 ° C is considered optimal.
In winter, for the orchid, contrast the temperature by transferring it to a room with average humidity and a thermometer of about 14–15 ° C. In general, the rest period is maintained at room temperature about 23 ° C. Keep sufficient indoor lighting all winter.
After the dendrobium has flowered, it needs to be fully fertilized. A feature of the Nebulo orchid is that at home, dressing is carried out for root processes. Balanced complexes contribute from the beginning of summer to autumn during the growth phase.Systematic fertilizer application will accelerate development and contribute to the full formation of new bulbs. For this purpose, it is better to apply mineral-nitrogen fertilizers, but in general this species is unpretentious with the composition of top dressings.
Caring for the dendrobium nobile after flowering will give the plant new strength for growth and development. In the future, the orchid will bloom regularly and will become more resistant to diseases and pests.