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I'm a grouchy girl from the Home Depot community, and today I'm going to show you how to report a Phalaenopsis orchid.
It's a great plant tip to add to your house
Here is a Phalaenopsis orchid, that is in bloom, it's nice and healthy, and you'll see that it has wonderful flowers, this plant can bloom for up to three months in your home. It's a great plant tip to add to your house.
What you're looking at here is a very healthy Phalaenopsis orchid, you can see how nice and green the leaves are, however, the customer told me that this isn't blooming and hasn't bloomed for years, and you should see blooms on your Phalaenopsis regularly.
What I'm going to do today is I'm going to report it, you'll see that we have some babies up here, one here and one on this site, and we're also going to report it on the bottom. This particular orchid is in a pot without any drainage, there are no holes in the bottom, that's not healthy for a place.
The proper way to care for your orchid
We're going to take that out of there and show you the proper way to care for your orchid. This stem is thick, and it technically shouldn't be that thick. It can tell that the nutrition is going to the stem instead of the plant, so I'm going to clip it probably about three inches or from the bottom right around the node on an angle.
Make sure that you use sharp shears, and now what I have left is a little orchid plant. From here I'll probably snip it on a note as well to give it a little help, and I'm going to plant this in an orchid pot orchids like air for their roots.
This has little holes in it, and I'm going to use an orchid bark, you can plant your orchid in Phalaenopsis bark or sphagnum moss, and this has charcoal in it, and there's no soil, no regular soil.
Repot the mother plant
Lastly, I'm going to report the mother plant here, and I put the orchid bark inside really has quite a few roots on it, you'll see this yellowish root here as opposed to a nice healthy root, that's from that starting to get root rot. I'm just going to take that off and that could be from the pot not having enough great.
Now we have three Phalaenopsis orchids, make sure you're growing orchids, you want to use an orchid fertilizer, this will help prolong the life of the bloom and also encourage new flowers. If you have any questions you may visit us at community homedepot.com, this grouchy girl at the planting.
Other web page resource
Repotting Orchids - The Home Depot | Garden Club: http://gardenclub.homedepot.com/repotting-orchids/