orchid bloomed what to do


  • Flowering period
  • General rules for the regular content of orchid bloom
  • When the orchid bloomed
  • The rest period or mezhtsvetochny season
  • Useful tips for orchid lovers

About orchid! Beautiful decorative flower. Once our mothers never dreamed of buying one. Fortunately, fans of exotic plants, orchids has become as accessible as any other flower. It affects the amount of available varieties!

However, not all of them adapted to indoor conditions. Most popular among the available types of hybrid varieties have won. They are better suited to home detention, and you yourself can adjust the period of rest after the orchid bud. Typically, this process occurs in winter.

Considering the question of what to do after flowering, we give general advice for popular varieties: Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Aganiziya, Wanda. Our advice will help you to ensure the correct maintenance and care. But the main purpose of the post-bloom is the growth of a new flower stalk and joyful anticipation of the fresh buds.

Flowering period

Without a doubt, the most beautiful moment of orchids - it blooms. Many fans of the plant is acquired during flowering. Indeed, the extraordinary beautiful flowers so fascinating that we often do not think about the question whether or not to buy an orchid, how to care for her and what to do next, when the flowers fall off. And only then we are faced with the fact that this elegant flower are so cranky and it needs a delicate care that is not always possible to preserve the pristine beauty of the plants and the more secure his re-bloom.

With the right content during flowering orchids ranging from two to six months. What affects the duration of the process and what should be the care of at this time? Phalaenopsis, Vanda - varieties that are a hybrid species of orchid, blooming in all seasons. But most of all depends on genetics, favorable conditions and the general state of the plant.

In general care and maintenance of orchids are the same in all periods of plant growth, both during flowering and after, during the so-called peace. Of course, there are special rules for the care of an orchid at all these stages, they will stop and we will in this article.

General rules for the regular content of orchid bloom


Most of the orchid species are placed on the sunny side, but it is necessary to protect the flower from direct sunlight. For example, for the regular flowering Phalaenopsis light plays an important role, but there are species adapted to less intense lighting. Given that winter very little natural light, and in the summer it, on the contrary, too much - the ideal will contain an orchid on the east or south-east. As a rule, such an arrangement of orchids bloom every year.


The range of differences in temperature: 23-28 degrees in the daytime, at night not below 12-15. Some varieties of orchids to stimulate flowering in dire need of differences of day and night temperatures four to five degrees. If you can not provide the necessary daily temperature difference, your orchid will bloom very rarely. As a rule, the higher daily temperature leads to an intensive growth of leaves, inhibits the growth of the flower stalk. This should not be done in the winter air temperature is higher than it usually happens in the summer. Conversely, in the winter, you can rest a little pritenit plant and create around him cool.


Orchids - tropical plants, so important to them the ambient humidity in the range 50-80%. Most spray and put a flower pot on a special tray with water, but do not forget the roots of the plants should not touch the water. Otherwise, the likelihood is high waterlogged and as a consequence - rotting of the root system. That, in turn, leads to the death of the whole plant.


The main rule - do not allow complete drying of the soil or, conversely, do the soil is too moist. The land in the pot should always be slightly moist, but not wet. After flowering orchids in a period of rest is recommended to reduce the frequency and amount of watering.


Like any other plant, orchids need additional fertilizer the soil. It is enough to feed the flower twice a month, and it should be done in between flowering. Purchase fertilizer designed specifically for orchids.

 orchid bloomed

When the orchid bloomed

Beautiful orchid in the apartment always brings a lot of positive emotions and aesthetic pleasure, and the sad moment when the plant fades. Inexperienced gardeners naturally raises the question - what to do after the orchid bloomed - cut dried flowers or leave a spike? Will there be more new buds and some care is needed for this plant?

Without knowing the characteristics of flowering orchids, some fans just cut all the stems. But such a solution-not premature to do that. First, make sure whether the orchid bloomed completely.

Look at the tip of the stem and its lateral branches, where you can discover a new growing tip. And if it is still green and not damaged, there is a high probability that the bloom is not yet over and there may be new additional buds. This phenomenon can occur either during the main flowering, and after one to three months after falling off of all colors. Although there may well be such that it does not happen, even if the plant and provide the necessary care.

If the tip withered, changed the color to yellow or black, probably not worth the wait for the new buds. What do you do in this case? There are two ways: cut the stems at the base at or slightly above "the sleeping point." Many species of orchids have several "dormant" kidney (meristem), covered with protective scales. In theory, all of these buds grows plants should go to the growth, form the lateral stems, or give "Baby."

Alternatively, you can try to get on the old stem re tsvetenie.V this case it should be cut into two or three centimeters above the kidneys. Here the most unpredictable: there is no guarantee that the new buds will wake up, no matter how you tried to care for their favorite. In this state, the cut stems can stand and year, and then take and dry out with age. In addition, the plant all their accumulated nutrients throws to maintain the old stems, thereby hindering the development of new ones.

Growth of "children" - all at an uncontrolled process of orchids. In most cases, including the famous and rather unpretentious to the indoor content type of orchid - Phalaenopsis is - the phenomenon of succession. It can give two or three offspring on each spike, making decorative flower bushes. Other species, on the contrary, avaricious education "children", even though a special fertilize for growth and meticulous care.

Vnekotoryh books about proper maintenance of orchids provides this information: at the content of 16-18 ° C and relative humidity of optimal (in winter) is likely to increase stems from the kidney, and at temperaturevyshe 25 ° C (summer) - Babe. Transplant into a separate pot of "children" is necessary only after the regrowth of their own roots. Suffice it to wait at least three roots of four to six cm.

However, if you notice that the flower spike has completely changed color, that is, now it is not green, but, for example, brown, dirty-yellow or violet, and thus he became to dry up, there is no doubt - Orchid really ottsvela.Na early stage is not it is immediately removed, the plant at the time remap accumulated in the stem dies back the nutrients needed for growth of orchids. But fully dried stems it's time to cut, and cut it should be as low as possible.

The rest period or mezhtsvetochny season

Care after flowering plant is no different from other periods. Orchid still needs sufficient watering, humidity, light, regular disease prevention and inspection to detect pests. You can slightly reduce the frequency and volume of plant nutrition for a period of rest, and if necessary to transplant a flower in the new pot. "Bells" about the need to transplant the plant will be sticking out of the bottom hole of the pot and the roots of a fast draining soil after watering. As a rule, the need for a transplant occurs in two or three years.


In order to maximize gently pull the orchid out of the pot, you need to pre-water the plant profusely and carefully remove without damaging the roots. Sometimes you can find the roots of the moss, it should also be carefully removed without straightening the roots themselves.

A revision of the root system: cut off the withered, blackened processes. Healthy roots are different hardness and svetlymottenkom.

The substrate for the pot is recommended to pick up of several components. These include:

  • Pine bark or cones - the main component of the drain. The bark should be collected from healthy trees, but be sure to disinfect it and dry it. Large pieces laid on the drainage layer and in the center of the pot. In addition, pine bark or split cone scales may be used for decorative purposes. As the drainage can also use crushed stone, pottery shards, brick chips.
  • Charcoal - the universal antiseptic and absorbent, perfectly maintains water balance in the soil. However, its content in the substrate should be no more than 10%, as coal accumulates salt.
  • Ground sheet - the main component of the substrate. Fallen leaves at the expansion will serve as a natural food for orchids. Furthermore, beech leaves, for example, contribute to the development of beneficial microflora in the soil.
  • Sphagnum moss - is necessary for looseness and retain moisture in the soil. To do this, cover the pieces of moss topsoil previously scalded him with boiling water, and then dried. In addition, the sphagnum moss contains a large number of substances so necessary for plant growth. Moss should be changed every six months.

It is recommended to use clay or plastic pot. The advantage of such a pot is that the clay provides an excellent breathability and moisture distribution throughout the pot. The disadvantage is a rough surface which sometimes quite grow roots, and then separate them is no small challenge. This problem can be solved by purchasing a clay pot covered with glaze.

Ideal for beginners - a transparent plastic pot, through the walls of which you can monitor the status of the root system. Plastic does not accumulate salt, ground it dries slowly. Another necessary condition for when choosing a container for planting orchids - required hole at the bottom of the pot, and preferably more than one.

Transplanting the plant, be especially careful with the roots. The flower must be shipped on the same level as that in the preceding tank. Watering after transplanting is not necessary, the best - plenty of spray and leave him alone in a damp shady place for two or three weeks.

By following all the rules and providing transplantation delicate care, after a few months you will again see the long-awaited flowers. But it happens that you please re-bloom only after a year. And it may happen that the plant is completely healthy, but does not bloom for a long time. Most likely, flowering is not optimal conditions. Review the above recommendations: all you have right - light, temperature, humidity? It is not difficult to adjust to these rules: swap orchid, buy a special Photolamps and humidifier.

 orchid bloomed what to do next

Useful tips for orchid lovers

In addition to the traditional method of growing orchids (potted), there is another original approach - growing on the wooden bars or lattice of pine bark.

Since orchids - epiphytic plants, that is used to support the growth of other, even in the flat wave can simulate natural conditions, erecting such a platform. For the initial growth of the plant carefully tied to the bark or bars. In the future, she will attach the orchid developed root system. But for the successful maintenance of the plant is necessary to ensure a high humidity (over 90%) and frequent spraying roots. Caring for plants in this original method is necessary in a conventional manner.

Such precious orchids like Makodes, Gemariah, Anektohilus perfectly grow in glass containers (eg, you can use a small aquarium). Their main value - no flowers and beautiful leaves. They also need high humidity, but can easily adapt to the lack of light. Use sphagnum moss to reserve moisture in the soil. Mainly deciduous orchids care is no different from the care of the traditional popular types.

Orchid is capricious frequent permutations from place to place, not like regular turns. The plant is so often hard to adapt their bodies to the environment. Adapting to a particular position in space, over time, the flower produces its own individual characteristics of growth and development. Once in the new conditions, orchid, instead of to grow further, spends force to adapt to them.

If you want to see often flowering plant, the main and indispensable conditions of detention will be your concern, love, and timely care. This plant needs constant host orchid gets used to the hands of its grower, and is very sensitive to any changes. Do not forget to take care of the plant, inattention adversely affect the flower and will lead to his death.

Diligent, attentive, caring hosts will long enjoy the exquisite orchids and enjoy the anticipation of waiting for the new colors.

 The time has come, orchid bloomed - what to do?