Contrary to what is said, the orchid , with its flowers and fantastic, it is not difficult to grow. It’s actually a tropical plant quite rustic and rugged. Giving it the light dose and humidity. ? Choosing an orchid? There are thousands of species with different shapes and colors. To begin, choose the easiest to care for, which is maintained in the condition of a house or an apartment: a temperature not much difference between day and night, a moderate humidity and an average luminosity. ‘s most intractable are Encephalitis with its long flowering for several months and its easy germination. Most other species require temperature difference between day and night.

install your orchid Where? Ideally in a relatively wet (the bathroom, for example), bright but not direct sun. Orchids need plenty of ventilation. A closed bathroom, without light or ventilation will not at all well. You can also put it on the balcony if not exposed to direct sunlight and when the temperature drops to 8 ° C. The ideal temperature is between 17 and 23 ° C. ? watered How an orchid? Above all, do not over water your plants too, to once every ten days is sufficient. Over-wetting can encourage fungal growth or cause the roots to rot. Water it with a vaporizer with calcareous water, by way of rainwater or source. Finally, do not wet the heart of the leaves, as they may rot. Once a week, soak your orchids. Fill a basin of water and completely immerse the base of the plant. Leave it a few minutes, until you run out of air bubbles. Then let drain. This operation allows the roots wet.

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Should I transplant it?

Normally with orchid reporting every two years is sufficient. No need to use a pot too deep. Especially not transplant your orchid in earth or mulch. The roots of the orchid need aerated, so that the mixture should be light transplantation. It uses a special compound for orchids, gardening sales, consisting of polystyrene and pine bark, or, choose sphagnum Chile, alone or mixed with gravel. Do not use too much fertilizer. Only once a month, give some specific fertilizer for orchids. Finally, beware of pests that can colonize the plant: aphids, mites, mealybugs. Exudate insecticides for orchids.