Hi, to all readers.The picture below shows what you need to replant this orchid genus.
Quite long time I'm not updating and checking my blog due to celebration of Eid-adha. Before Eid-adha, I bought some orchid from genus phalaenopsis. One of my favorite orchid genus! This genus also known as butterfly orchid among the collectors. Why is butterfly? I also not so sure....may be because of the shape is most likely the butterfly. I agree with them...especially Phalaenopsis amabilis and Phalaenopsis schilleriana.
Coincidentally Ia already bought new plants of phalaenopsis, so i can show how I replant my orchids. Previously I already posted, how I replant my orchid for genus cattleya. May be this post can give you an idea or guide to replant your orchid.
1. Sphagnum moss
3. Pot/ Fern bark
4. Small rope
5. Phalaenopsis orchid
- Soak the sphagnum moss in the water. Here to ensure the moss is wet enough. This genus needs more moisture media, so we need to soak the sphagnum moss in the water. The moisture for the media will encourage the roots growth.
|Soak the sphagnum moss in the water|
- Take a small portion to put it on the fern bark or in the pot. If you want to use a pot, please ensure the pot you hang is tilted. The reason why we need to do this, because to avoid water trap in the center of the young leave. If this happen,the leave will rot.
|Small portion of wet sphagnum moss|
|Wet Sphagnum moss on the fern bark|
|Tilted hanging pot|
|Small portion of wet sphagnum moss in the tilted pot|
- Put the orchid on the sphagnum moss.
|The orchid must put on the wet sphagnum moss up side down, to avoid water trapped in the young leave|
- Cover up the roots with wet sphagnum moss, this is to ensure the roots not too dry. This genus really need moisture media to grow heatlthy.
- Tie up the orchid with small rope to the fern bark or pot.
- The orchid is ready to hang under the shades or under the tree. The environment for this type of genus should be airy and 80% of shades or more depends on the species or hybrid. Keep the media moisture enough to encourage the roots growth.
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Happy gardening and good luck!
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