Indoor plants need to be periodically transplanted. Orchids also need a change of substrate.
A timely transplant
With untimely transplant of phalaenopsis, problems begin to appear with it. In a pot that is too small, the roots, which have grown too much, will start to push the flower out. She can get sick, which will lead to her death.
When is it better to transplant?
Phalaenopsis should be transplanted in late winter or early spring, when it has fully bloomed. But if there is a serious problem with the plant, it should be transplanted regardless of the season. An unfavorable period is summer, especially in intense heat, the plant is unlikely to survive such stress. Winter is also not very suitable for this procedure. Because during this period the flower sleeps, all processes slow down, which is not suitable for such an intervention.
We determine the need for a transplant
If the orchid was purchased in a flower shop, transplanting the plant during this period is not desirable.
They are transplanted only in extreme cases, when it has fallen out of the pot or the roots have grown too much.
Phalaenopsis is transplanted once every 2-3 years, not only the substrate is changed, but also the pot.
When the pot is not changed
If the plant is transplanted during the flowering period, it can drop the flower stalks along with the flowers and buds.
If the root system of the plant looks healthy, climbs out, it does not mean that it needs to be transplanted.
When an orchid is transplanted untimely, when there is an urgent need, the consequences can be unpredictable:
- fall of flowers;
- flabby leaves;
- plant death.
The purchased orchid still needs to acclimatize in the new conditions of the apartment. And if a transplant is necessary, wait a few days for the plant to adapt to new conditions.