Phalaenopsis Lewis Sakura is considered one of the most popular flowers. It personifies femininity. The plant does not require special care and adapts to negative environmental factors Stamina of the flower allows you to grow it in any conditions.
- Preparing for planting
- Landing steps
- Transplant rules
- Home care
- Diseases and pests
- Preventive measures
- Conclusion <
Features of the variety
The variety was bred in Central Asia. It is called phalaenopsis sakura because it resembles a Japanese cherry. The main stem is straight. Its height is about 60 cm. The flower stalk reaches a height of 30-45 cm.
The leaves of the Phalaenopsis Lewis Sakura are large and reach 20 cm in length. Their color is deep green, does not change throughout the life of the flower. According to the description, the leaves, in the process of development, form a leaf rosette. Shoots are formed from it and the root system develops. The roots are dense, thick. The life span of the plant is up to about 20 years.
The flowers of the orchid are light pink. Along the edges of the flower are lilac fringes. The core of the flower is presented in yellow or orange shades.
The plant blooms 3 times throughout the year. Often this process lasts for 50-60 days. At rest, the orchid is 90-100 days. With increasing age, the bush forms more shoots, flowers, flowering duration increases.
Preparing for planting
Phalaenopsis Sakura Lewis should not be planted in ordinary soil. Ordinary soil is not able to hold the orchid so that it remains upright and weakly passes oxygen through itself. Culture is best planted in a bark of pine.Before planting, soil disinfection is mandatory. To do this, use a manganese solution (4 g per 10 liters of water).
Phalaenopsis Sakura Lewis is a photophilous orchid. Even the root system needs a lot of light, so transparent containers are used for planting. Conventional glass jars or transparent plastic food containers are often used as pots.
The plant should be upright. To do this, planting is carried out according to certain rules.
- 200-300 g of substrate are poured into the prepared container;
- the seedling is placed in an upright position;
- the roots and the seedling itself is gradually sprinkled with soil, so that the substrate makes up the top layer.
After planting, the culture is watered with a small amount of water (1-1.5 liters per bush). The flower is placed in a dark place and after 3-4 weeks it is transferred to well-lit areas.
The transplant is carried out 2 times a year: in spring or autumn.
Transplanting a flowering plant is prohibited: there is a possibility of damage to the root system. The orchid is propagated using sprouts. For the procedure, processes with a formed root system and without damage to the surface are suitable.
To grow a beautiful and healthy plant, it is important to properly care for it. The culture should receive a large amount of oxygen, but you can not leave it in a draft. Daytime temperature should be 25 ° С, and nighttime temperature should be 15-18 ° С.
Lewis Sakura orchid is watered in a non-standard way: an adult plant is dipped in warm water (about 20-23 ° С). Irrigation work is carried out no more than 2 times a month, kept in water for 25-40 minutes. After that, the flower pot is removed from the water and left for 40-60 minutes to completely drain the liquid from the pot.
Feeding is carried out every 14-18 days. For this, mineral components are used. An excellent option is to water with a solution of potassium nitrate (50 g per 10 liters of water) or superphosphate (30 g per 10 liters of water).
Diseases and pests
Main diseases: root rot and powdery mildew. It is impossible to get rid of root rot – they destroy the entire bush. Bordeaux liquid is used as a measure of control against powdery mildew, with which it is irrigated (5 g per 10 liters of water).
The culture is protected from pests, so it is not necessary to worry about its processing and protection.
It is important to prevent an adult plant from getting sick on time: spray the plant with copper sulfate solution (2 mg per 10 l of water). The procedure is carried out with an interval of 7-10 days.Prevention of powdery mildew consists in the treatment with phytosporin (20 mg per 10 liters of water).
To plant an orchid Phalaenopsis Sakura Lewis is easy and at home. It is necessary to carry out agricultural procedures correctly. This variety is unpretentious in care, which only simplifies the process of growing it.