I have a beautiful papiopedilium orchid (slipper) in a vase. began to bloom in December and today 19.02 out of 4 flowers only one died. there are still three vigorous beautiful ones. for what he died I cut the whole stem.
I would like to know: when I have to transplant it into a large vase and how to do it
how much and when I have to give him a drink I keep it at home (grades + or -20)
when the other 3 flowers will also die, how long it will take to flourish, I will have to give them qc fertilizer
the new flowers will be born where the others were or in another place the orchid is a bulb or a root thanks 1000 for attention
Paphiopedilum: Question: Paphiopedilum
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The genus Paphiopedilum originate from the mountainous areas of tropical Asia where the rains are abundant and frequent, the atmosphere in constant motion and the temperatures rather cool especially at nightfall. They are terrestrial without pseudobulbs with a few persistent leaves attached to a small rhizome. The inflorescence that blooms at the center of the leaves, generally carries a flower or at most 2 which can occur depending on the species and cultivation from November to May. The Paphiopedilum grows well in environments where during the cold season the night temperature is maintained at 14 ° C and the daytime around 18 ° C. However, they can also withstand temperatures very close to zero and above 35 ° C, but only for a short time and in a rather dry environment. Normally two or three waterings per week are enough on hot days and in bright light, and at longer intervals during the winter days. Regarding your question about the transplant, the best time is immediately after flowering, with great care you will have to remove the old soil, avoiding damaging the root system. In the new container the earthenware pieces will be placed on the bottom (or rather perlite) and some soil will be poured on them, on it the plant will be set so that the roots adhere well to the soil, then another mixture will be poured. so that the collar remains sunk no more than a centimeter. If the plant is placed too much on the surface the new roots will not be able to develop well. As a substrate we recommend the Cifo "Grun Torfy" soil while for the normal fertilization the Cifo fertilizer "Granverde per Orchidee" Against the various parasites, we recommend Cifo "Feni Spray" as a multipurpose acaricidal insecticide while for the mushrooms Cifo "Fenicrit Spray" The products you will be able to find them in the main retail outlets or garden, we also advise you to also request our FREE GREEN CIFO GUIDE (while stocks last) where you will find other useful information
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