Resuscitation of Phalaenopsis.
Phalaenopsis is a tropical plant, but to recreate tropical conditions is difficult. Therefore, in continental conditions the Orchid is often killed, informs Rus.Media.
The main causes of root rot of orchids is the irregularity of the care of this plant, namely:
- a lack or excess of light;
- too wet soil, stagnant water;
- the drying clod of earth;
- bacterial or fungal infection;
- Orchid is very old.
First of all, you need to start to take care of it, observing all the rules. This flower can be “brought back to life” only if provided with all favorable conditions. Young root system will grow only if there are new shoots.
For their appearance the necessary green buds that should be healthy. Severely infected roots have to be cut. If there’s one part of a healthy root system, the chances of survival of the orchids above.
The root system of affected plants should be submerged in water for a certain period of time. And after soaking the roots put the flower on the window sill.
Every morning you have to lower the Orchid into the water, which will completely cover the roots of the plants. Soak it in water for 1-2 hours, although not hurt, and the longer “bath”.
The brighter the light, the faster the Orchid consumes the moisture.
To Wake up the dormant buds in the water you can add a growth stimulant. One liter need one (!) drop product. This procedure is performed no more than twice a week.
When using a highly concentrated fertilizers, roots, plants can get burned, and then not be able to function normally.
Each case is individual. Sometimes it takes 1-2 months, sometimes 9-10 months, there are plants that do not survive, despite all efforts. If you start the process of restoring spring or fall, the chances of success are much higher.
What to do when there are male roots?
When you find young roots, you must stop fertilizing plants. These roots grow very fast. When they reach a length of 5 cm, you can plant the Orchid in a pot.
Keep in mind that the plant contains moisture itself, so the substrate should not be too wet. Watering after resuscitation of the flower should be cut below the soil time to dry out.