Helping Your Orchid Rebloom – The Challenges

Reblooming the orchids is surely a challenge for any gardener. In case you don’t know how to do it, here are few tips about it.

At first, reblooming depends entirely on the orchid species. Each species of orchid has its requirements for reblooming. The experts advise to plant the most commercial varieties, for they are easy to rebloom and easy to take care of.

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The so called Phalaenopsis is very proper for gardeners without experience in blooming, for it requires basic care, in order to rebloom.

The Zygopetalum and the Odontoglossum are also common orchids, so you can go for them.

The basic care, which you should provide if you want your orchids to rebloom, is quite easy. At first, when the last flower drops, just cut the plant spike down the stem. After cutting the stem, seal the cut with melted candle wax.

This will help you to prevent an eventual bacterial infection. The reblooming will start up to 4 month after the cutting.

Of course if you want to see your orchid rebloom, you should provide the usual care continuously. Watering is an important part of your care, but you should know that orchids are very sensitive and if you overwater them, you will probably never see the new generation of flowers. Another factor for reblooming is the proper light.

The direct sunlight isn’t recommendable, for this may burn the plant. Too little light will stop the flower growth, so you should find the proper light somewhere in the middle. A perfect area for growing orchids is behind the curtains or window blinds.

orchids

An orchid requires an ideal temperature. Therefore, the perfect day temperature is between 70 and 80 degrees F. The night temperature can be between 60-62 degrees, although a night temperature of 55 degrees F will not harm the orchids.

If you want to see your orchids reblooming, you should keep in mind that they love humidity. The ideal humidity is 50 to 70 percent. The summer days can be very dry for growing orchids, therefore try to provide an area with normal humidity and water the orchids regularly.

“Feeding” your plants is also important. The orchids need enough phosphorus and potassium, in order to grow healthy.

Try to provide an adequate fertilizer, but search for such fertilizers that contain enough nitrogen. The nitrogen is the substance that is said to be the most important, when it comes to reblooming the orchids.