Orchids are some of the most elegant plants that are usually kept inside the home. But for them to grow well it is necessary that we change their pots from time to time, so on this occasion, I will tell you about repot orchid while flowering
Finally, if we have just bought our orchid and we want to repot it into an even better pot in full bloom, it is necessary to follow some guidelines:
Repot Orchid While Flowering
Follow these steps to repot the orchid during flowering:
1- Remove all the substrate, i.e. the pine bark, to remove the orchid with great care.
2- Place the flowering plant in the new container where you will have to add the new substrate.
3- Make sure that it has room to move freely but that it is well supported.
4- Use stakes to keep the shape of the stems and help them to bear the weight of the flowers in this process of transplanting and adaptation, as this is undoubtedly the most advisable option.
How to Repot an Orchids into a Tree Trunk
Another option to change a container or support orchid is to place it on a tree trunk since these in nature grow on top of them. If your house has a garden or land with some tree, this can be a very creative way to decorate even more your outdoor area, offering the plant everything it needs to grow well. Repotting an orchid to a tree trunk is very easy with these steps:
1- Choose the tree trunk to which you want to repot the orchid. Avoid old or resinous trunks to protect the orchid from toxic exudations, and use abundant foliage to provide the shade it needs. The orchid mustn’t receive direct sunlight.
2- Choose the type of orchid to repot, but remember that not all are suitable for this type of repot. The most commonly used are Phalaenopsis, Cattleyas, Vandas, or Dendrobium among others.
3- Use cords to attach the orchid to the trunk. Avoid using wire because rusting would damage the plant.
4- Incorporate a little bit of substrate so that it adheres more easily to the support you have created. Use a net or fabric to place it.
5- Water the roots of the orchid to make sure it is well hydrated. The water it receives may not be enough to keep the roots hydrated when it is on the trunk.
6- Use fungicides and fertilizers to improve its growth. When planted on a trunk, it can generate diseases that can be transmitted to the orchid. Make sure that the roots are the right color and that the leaves are not yellowish.