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Secrets of breeding orchids: how to turn one plant into 100!

Секреты размножения орхидеи

Orchids, or Orchids, also Orchids (lat. Orchidaceae) - the largest family of monocotyledonous plants. Orchids - an ancient family that appeared in the Late Cretaceous era. The name "orchid" is derived from the ancient-Greek. testicle (human or other mammal) due to the shape of the rhizome. Orchid classification is based mainly on the structure of their column and the nature of the location of the anther and stigma. New Orchid System was developed by the American scientist R. L. Dressler. The Orchid family is divided into 5 subfamilies, 22 tribes and 70 subtribes. Nowadays, orchids are found on all continents except Antarctica. Most species are concentrated in tropical latitudes. Here, in areas with a short dry season and high rainfall, they find the most favorable conditions for their growth. The peculiarity of orchid flora on different continents is a characteristic feature of their distribution. For the territory of the republics of the former Soviet Union, there are 419 species belonging to 49 genera.

The orchid is a favorite flower of many flower growers. He is considered very demanding. However, many orchids grow well in the home and without much care. If you want your home to turn into a whole greenhouse with flowers, you don’t need to spend a lot of money. We will show you how to turn 1 flower into 100. Those who have already tried this method cannot admire the beauty of orchids in their home.

How to improve root growth?

Секреты размножения орхидеи

Buy sphagnum moss, which costs a penny in a flower shop. Soak it in water. Make a small ball out of moss. Wind it up with a thread to the base of an orchid sprout. The thread can be twisted from old tights. It will be elastic and not much pick up the plant.

Wrap the moss film. Take it off every day for about an hour. At the same time spray the moss. After 9–11 days, roots will appear on the sprout. We plant a sprout when three or four or more roots appear on it.

Cuttings

For an orchid that has already faded, cut the stem. Back off approximately one centimeter from the roots and further cut cuttings 10–12 centimeters long. Plant cuttings in a special orchid pot with holes in the bottom. Place a small amount of sand on the bottom and lay out moss.

Water the soil. Plant the cuttings. The distance should be approximately 3 centimeters from each other. Cover the pot with film. Twice a day, remove the film for 20-25 minutes and slightly moisten the soil. Indoors, it is necessary to arrange a daily temperature drop, with its decrease by 4 ° C at night. After about 4 months, plant the plants in separate pots.

After 5-7 days, the flowers should be fertilized, pre-watered plant. Then place the pot in a container with fertilizer diluted in water for about 40 minutes.

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