Every orchid plants require a good well-nourished organic mixture of soil. The pot should also be well-drained. You can use whatever type of pot you want to choose whether it is clay, cement, or plastic. Orchid in clay and cement pots work great in summer as the material tend to keep it fresh through evaporation. Clay pots also tend to use more water, as the material is porous, thus cannot contain water efficiently. Ensure that the pots have sufficient water drainage holes at the bottom and the sides.
Whatever type of pots you use, ensure that it is strong for the top-heavy blossoms as well as the strong roots of the orchid.
To prepare the pot soil use a mixture of 30% fresh soil, 10% sand, 20% coco peat, and 40% organic compost. Mix the mixture of these four components thoroughly.
To plant the orchid plant in pots, take any pot you desire to punch out some water drainage holes. Cover the holes with some broken terracotta (broken clay dishes). Now fill the pot halfway from the mixture that you have just prepared. Now take out the orchid plant from the nursery plastic. Scrap some of its roots so that the roots spread across the pot and also support the plant with the stick. Now fill the remaining space in the pot with the remaining mixture sprinkle the water on the surface of the pot. Don’t spray water on the plant as it may result in fungus growth.
How To Take Care Of The Orchid In Pots?
Place the pot in the shadow place so that it doesn’t receive direct sunlight for a few days. This ensures proper growth of roots and stronger stem. After a few days when you noticed the plant had erected place the pot in a bright spot, where it can receive direct sunlight. Do not overwater the plant as it may result in root rot. This happens when you suffocate the roots with excess water. Due to excess water, the root is unable to breathe. That is why; you should only water the plant when the topsoil of the pot feels dry to the touch. If the soil feels moist to the touch, then don’t water the plant.
How To Plant Orchid In A Shallow Pot?
If you want to plant the orchid plant in a shallow pot, prepare the same mixture. This time punch out even bigger holes at the bottom of the pot. Cover the holes with some broken terracotta and fill the pot with the broken terracotta. Now take out the plant from its nursery plastic and tear off its bottom roots carefully so as that you don’t damage the plant. Now place the plant inside the pot and fill the remaining space with the mixture that you have prepared, do not compact the mixture, as it will make it difficult for the roots to develop. After planting the plant spray the top of the surface with some water and leave it in some shaded area. When the plant has erected itself place the pot where I can receive plenty of sunlight. Water it when the topsoil of the pot feels dry to touch.
Orchid plants are seasonal plants. When it starts to bloom, it looks beautiful and spectacular. So next time before planting an orchid in a pot go through these simple instructions.