Home, indoor orchid is one of the most delicate and elegant flowers, but its beauty requires a reverent attitude, good care, care and attention every day. An important factor is how and where it grows. A special crown pot for an orchid will solve many issues related to care and watering.
- General care rules
- Pot Description
- Advantages and Disadvantages of the Crown
- Main Advantages
- How to choose the construction
- The consequences of the wrong choice
- Transplant to the Crown
General care rules
Indoor orchids have several varieties and species. Each of them It is distinguished by its color and shape of the flower.
Proper care will ensure good plant condition and long flowering. The main rules of care include:
- air humidity;
- a choice of a pot with a tray or a pot.
Each of These items are important. But you should start by choosing a vessel in which this room splendor will spend its life.
Description of the pot
In natural conditions, the orchid is attached with roots to stones or branches. Therefore, at home it is better to put it in a pot with holes, to remove excess moisture and good ventilation.
Pot Coron would be a good choice because it was designed specifically for orchids, taking into account all the features of plants.
The device can be described as follows:
- lower disk base;
- in a circle (along its radius) there are pegs like a picket fence;
- there are ventilation gaps between the pegs;
- the hitch with a pallet in the form of grooves.
The peculiarity of this design and the difference from other ordinary flower pots is the excellent ventilation of the root system. It is ventilation that does not allow root rot to develop in epitaph representatives of the genus.
The capacity is set above the level of the bottom of the pan, into which water is poured and gradually evaporating, giving the necessary moisture. This design creates a good moist microclimate around the entire flower. The crown is suitable for such lithophytic species:
Advantages and disadvantages of the Crown
Like any design, a pot created especially for exotic flowers has its advantages and disadvantages.
Main advantages include:
- good ventilation;
- good root lighting;
- optimal size;
- wide color gamut of designs;
The color gamut is so wide that then choose the right color for any interior.The flowerpot is easy and convenient to use. The view is unusual, but interesting. Mold on the roots in such a pot will never appear.
The transparency of the walls allows you to see the state of the substrate and the roots. If necessary, quickly eliminate the shortcomings of care.
The crown is safe, because made of material that does not emit toxins.
Large openings make it possible to use a large substrate and avoid root sprouting.
Purgability of the pot on all sides reduces humidity in the hot atmosphere of the apartment. Therefore, it is necessary to water the plant more often.
In greenhouses or large greenhouses, humidity is maintained artificially, so this drawback is invisible.
Light weight entails accidental falls, as a result of which the stems break. They are fragile in orchids and will not withstand impact on a hard floor or wall.
When using a small substrate, the roots grow outward and difficulties arise during transplantation. Sometimes the root system is damaged. To prevent this from happening, it is better to use sphagnum for the lower layer.
How to choose a design
The crown can be either a pot or a pot.
Size the pot should be selected in full accordance with the size of the flower. Close and too loose are no good.Orchids do not like a large amount of substrate and do not tolerate crowding for the roots.
The height of the pot should be the same as the orchid, and the width of the roots should choose the width of the container.
If you need a cache-pot, then size should be such that the pot freely becomes inside it
When transplanting, the size chooses 10% more than the previous one.
The consequences of an incorrect choice
A small amount will result to the fact that the root system will not receive the right amount of air and moisture for proper development. Leaf cover and flowering will suffer from this.
Excessive volume will lead to waterlogging of the substrate and decay of the root system. What can cause the death of the plant.
When choosing a container, you need to measure the distance from the edge to the flower. It should be equal to 1-1.5 cm. Slots, cracks in the Corona should be selected taking into account the humidity of the room in which the orchid will be. For a dry room, slots can only be from below. Then drainage is done on a pallet. If the room is with high humidity, then the cracks can be both on the bottom and on the sides.
Transplant to the Crown
The transplant is done in a washed pot. his rash bottom Then a plant is placed in the center. The root system, all processes are gently straightened in different directions. If they do not fit and look out, do not force them into the structure. They may break. It is worth leaving them outside.
Pour the substrate into the remaining space. Ramming in this case is not needed. But the flower should stand firmly and firmly in one position, not staggering and not bending.
As a temporary support, you can adapt light wire and twine, fixing them along the edges.
Do not watering 3- 5 days. At this time it is better to spray.Complete rooting will occur in 2 weeks. To speed up the process, you can cover the flower on top with a light, airy cloth and set it so that the sun does not shine directly on the transplanted plant.
The crown is the best solution to all problems when growing orchids. Caring for an exotic flower turns into a real pleasure. Flowering will be long and lush.