Impatient beings that we are, we sometimes are relentless and eager when it comes to things that need time to develop. Orchid flowers are beautiful to say the least. Because of this more and more growers are looking for ways to speed up the process of growing and making them bloom.
Once they do the bloom, we also look for ways to make their flowers last longer than the usual.
Although there are specific things that you can do to speed up the process, it is still important to know how and when these plants naturally bloom. This will ensure better quality of flowers and, in time, give you full understanding on how orchids work.
Here are a few things that you need to know about orchids and how their flowers work:
- Some orchid flowers bloom for one week to up to four months depending on the species. Moth orchids are known for their long-lasting blooms.
- Different types of orchids bloom at different times in the year – some once, some twice, some continuously.
- Usually orchids bloom when the weather starts to become cooler. Winter and spring are the common blooming seasons for orchids, but orchids can actually bloom anytime of the year.
- You can imitate cold weather and have them bloom by placing them in large coolers. A 10 degree drop of temperature can trigger their blooming cycle.
- A good place for orchids to bloom in the house is the bathroom. Humid, cool places such as these imitate their tropical home.
- Give them enough space. An orchid with crowded roots will not bloom as well as well-ventilated roots. Repot them if necessary.
Caring for orchids play a big factor on how orchids bloom. Be sure to give them enough sunlight and water to get them to bloom properly. There are certain things you can do to make the flowers last once they start to bloom like supplementing their soil with fertilizer once in a while.
Once they shed their flowers, do not worry. They will regain their beauty and once more bloom when the time is right.
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If you think your roots are too crowded, here’s how to Repot Your Orchids.