Tips on Growing White Orchids
Posted March 9, 2011on:
Growing all types of orchids is quite easier for home gardeners. White orchids are one of the types of orchids which can be grown easily if proper care is taken. If they are grown properly, they will play an important role in beautifying your garden or indoors giving an elegant and lavish look. Here some important tips and instructions are given on growing white orchids.
Purchasing White Orchids
You should look for a good and reputable nursery for buying white orchids. While purchasing the plant, make sure that leaves are shiny and free from blemishes. Moreover the plant should have one or two stems having 12 or 14 buds on it. Also ensure that the pot is wide enough having a width of approximately six inches. The pot should also be filled with moss-like stuff.
Placing in Proper Light
Now you are required to place the pot in a window where the plant can receive indirect sunlight for five to six hours. If the leaves are light green then it means that the plant is getting the right amount of light. The dark green leaves show that the light is insufficient for healthy growth of orchids. You can also provide your plant with a supplemental light along with the fluorescent tubes in the evening to provide them enough light.
Watering the Plants
You should thoroughly water the plant keeping in mind that water runs through the pot. Before watering the plant again, make sure that soil has been dried. When white orchids are in full bloom or the weather gets warmer, these plants are required to be watered frequently. White orchids also require that there should be air holes around its roots so you should place the pot in a tray filled with water and having stones in it. It will help to create a moist environment for white orchid plants.
White orchids need to be fertilized at least once a week. All you need to do is to buy the orchid food and after reading the instructions given on the container, add to the plants. Remember that the fertilizers are always given to the plants after mixing them with water. They are not directly mixed in soil.
After the flowers have stopped blooming, the plants are required to be trimmed. You should trim the plant before the last growing node if plant is healthy enough but if it looks unhealthy, then you should cut the flower stalk completely so that the plant revitalizes before blooming again.
These were some important instructions related to the healthy growth and maintenance of white orchids. Follow these and have beautiful white orchid flowers in your home.