Flower lovers are increasingly starting to grow plants in an unusual way. Particularly popular was the orchid in a vase and flask. But not all varieties are suitable for this method of growing, and there are some difficulties in caring for the flower.
- Growing an orchid in a vase
- Benefits of growing an orchid in water
- Growing an orchid in a bulb
- Extracting an orchid
- Caring for the orchid from the flag
- Further cultivation of the orchid
- Disease prevention
Growing an orchid in a vase
Growing such a flower in the round vase is getting bol not popular. Wanda variety is excellent for this method. This species is distinguished by its large flower size and unusual shape.
To prevent a cut orchid in a bulb from developing well, choose a vessel of suitable shape. It is better to purchase a wide vase at the bottom and narrowed up. When grown in such a container, care should be more thorough due to two factors:
- folded leaves are easily damaged;
- insufficient ventilation provokes the development of the fungus.
Benefits of growing orchids in water
Such a way It prevents rotting of growing plants and the appearance of pests. Water circulates constantly. Also, the root system receives the required amount of air.
Grow a flower in this way without transplanting. The plant always receives the optimum amount of nutrients dissolved in water.
Caring for an orchid in a vase involves constant hydration. Wanda is an epiphyte, so in natural conditions it grows on trees and feeds on condensate or rain moisture.
But the amount of water depends on the air temperature. If the room is cool, water less often, but the humidity will be higher. Therefore, it is better to keep the flower in a cool room. Irrigate the plant only when necessary. If the roots become brownish, you need to water the flower.
Sometimes an orchid in a vase is sold with dried roots. Resuscitating such a plant is not difficult. For this, the flower should be planted in warm water for 10 minutes. The procedure is repeated every day until the roots are completely restored.
If the roots began to rot, it is more difficult to bring them back to life. To do this:
- treat them with Fitosparin;
- then irrigate the flower or make a bath with warm water;
- keep the room temperature at 20 ° C.
If the leaves become sluggish and begin to sag, this indicates a weakening of the roots. The plant is removed from the substrate (if any) and replaced with a new, disinfected one, and the plant is suspended in a dark place. This is done so that the growth energy, which tends upward, is directed to the growth of roots.
Growing an orchid in a bulb
Plants in a flask (flask) – tourists from Thailand and Vietnam often bring them. In such dishes, several seedlings are acquired at once. But when grown in flagship, it will begin to bloom in 4-5 years, depending on the variety.
Not all orchid varieties are suitable for growing in a flask, but only vandas, phalaenopsis, dendro-phalaenopsis, oncidiums and cymbidium. These are persistent hybrids that can bloom every year.
In a small purchase vessel containing several seedlings at once, orchids do not grow for long. In order for the plants to develop, they are removed and placed in separate containers.
It is necessary to look after the flowers bought in the flask in stages. Immediately after purchase, orchids are placed in a transparent glass flask in a warm, damp, draft-proof place. It is important to relieve stress in plants. Then, after 2-3 weeks, when the seedlings begin to grow, they are carefully removed.
Methods of extraction:
- Add water to the bulb to facilitate root extraction, and wash the seedlings through a small neck. Try not to damage the root system. This is the least traumatic way.
- The container is wrapped with cloth or newsprint and broken. When using this method, there is a risk of damaging the plants.
Caring for the orchid from the flask
After removing the seedlings, rinse them under running water and put them on a paper towel. Next, you should spray the plants with a solution of Fitosporin or Fundazole. After half an hour, the seedlings must be transplanted into flasks.
In a transparent glass flask, seedlings are placed on the prototype of the substrate, so their root hairs are thinner and more fragile. They cannot be stored without a sealed vessel after extraction, so it is worth building strong roots.
This is done by placing the seedling in a transparent vessel covered with glass, previously disinfected and steamed moss. This design will retain heat and moisture well.
Wipe the condensate on the glass, and ventilate the container that serves as the greenhouse. This is to prevent root decay. Also do not allow hit of direct sunlight. Stray light and humidification from the spray gun are needed.
To care for orchids in a glass bowl, gradually temper the flowers, opening the container daily for a longer time. In this case, the air humidity should be at least 50%.
Further cultivation of the orchid
When the orchid seedlings were removed from the glass bulb, they are planted in one of the ways :
Growing orchid seedlings from a bulb is considered simple.The flower gradually gets used to growing without soil and substrate in a glass vase or pot. Use hanging rack baskets in which the roots will be freely located.
In caring for orchids in flasks, protect them from infections, since the roots of young plants are weakened. The substrate from large pieces of bark, moss and a small amount of land is pre-fried in an oven or soaked in boiling water. After being allowed to cool and sprayed with a solution of Fitosporin. Only after this procedure can seedlings be planted.
Sometimes polystyrene and bark are added to the substrate, in a ratio of 3: 4. But if the plant is located in a room with dry air, perlite or swagnum is added to this mixture.
The non-substrate cultivation of orchids in a glass vase is not much different from growing in a rack pot. A large throat helps ventilate the roots of orchids in flasks. This option helps to grow flowers in a dry room.
Every 1-2 weeks, the flowers are sprayed with special fertilizers. It is also worth pouring a solution of Novosil or Polysilk into a container with a flower. They contain polysaccharides that regulate photosynthesis and stimulate the production of beneficial trace elements.
Sugar is beneficial for the plant, it effectively supports the root system. They process the entire plant.
Orchids in glass vases and flasks are a stylish decoration for any interior. This method of growing is not complicated; plants adapt effectively to different living conditions. It is important to properly water and maintain the necessary moisture level in the flower. With proper care, the plant will bloom and delight the eye for a long time.