Orchids are today’s most popular indoor plants. If you pay attention to the needs of your plant, including light, temperature or water, it can bloom up to three times a year or even in the winter months.
However, if you don’t take good care of them, in a few days they may start deteriorating, the leaves will turn yellow, and the new buds will fall off. However, even in this case there is no need for despair, as there are practices and methods that allow you to breathe life into this tropical plant.
Nutrition and care
Special powder-based plant food derived for orchids is available at florist’s and specialty stores. These need to be added to water in the appropriate proportions and sprinkled on the plant. As an alternative, you can buy liquid nutrition formula as well.
One thing to remember is that you must only feed an orchid when its soil is wet. This is important because the nutrient solution can harm the roots of the plant so that it can’t develop properly later. Always use the appropriate quantity of plant food, as indicated on the label.
The abbreviation NPK is likely to appear on the labeling of the plant food. N stands for nitrogen, which promotes the development of leaves, P is for phosphorus, which helps budding, while K, potassium strengthens the cells of the orchid. The orchids need a formula high in phosphorous.