If you bought a discounted orchid, and it has damaged and rotten roots, and there are few or no flowers, then for reanimation it is necessary to transplant it into another soil, instead of the usual one. This will help the plant grow new roots and flowers.
Foamed polystyrene can be a temporary replacement for ordinary soil. Use disposable food containers that are made of this material and must be shredded.
We wrote earlier: An effective remedy that will help rejuvenate the orchid and make it bloom again.
Remove damaged roots from the orchid, except for the green and yellow ones. Place the plant in a glass vase, cover with prepared pieces of crushed container and fill with water to the very top. Holding the polystyrene with your hands, place the load and leave it for half an hour.
Drain the water, but not completely, leave about 2-3 fingers. Keep the water at this level.
As soon as the water evaporates, repeat the same thing – cover with water for half an hour and drain the excess water.
Due to the fact that polystyrene absorbs water, moisture in the roots of the plant is constantly maintained, which stimulates their growth. A transparent vase allows sunlight to enter.
If you decide to cut the orchid itself, then the cut must be treated with ground cinnamon so that the peduncle does not dry out.
The plant will revive, new roots and flowers will appear in 1.5-2 months. After that, transplant it into the usual soil for growing orchids.