Cumbria mix is a hybrid hybrid of orchids. The flower is bred specially for domestic plant growing, so it feels great in the room conditions. Unlike other species of orchids, this plant is not very choosy, but care for it is also necessary. In this article, we will look at all the nuances associated with the appearance of the beautiful cumbrian in your home and try to explain as much as possible how to take care of it.
How to properly plant
Care for the orchid begins with planting. And here there are rules:
- The roots of the flower are very delicate and tender, easily rotten with abundant watering, so the pot must be taken ceramic, "non-irrigational";
- Roots should completely fill the space of the pot, but they can not be tucked-it is best to spread them along the walls;
- It is by the number of roots that the size of the pot is determined;
- For planting it is better to choose an opaque container;
- Substrate so that it dries out within 5-7 days;
- The soil must contain bark and coal;
- To enhance drainage, you can add clay crocks, peat and pieces of pumice to the landing mixture.
Adjust the temperature and watering
For proper development, the plant needsconstant air temperature. Cumbrian Orchid does not need a temperature change: 18-25 degrees - these are the indices that the flower needs all year round. And since such a temperature is peculiar to any living space, you can put your beauty anywhere. Proper care of the orchid is not only in the correct planting and selection of the optimal temperature. The irrigation algorithm is also important here. Cumbria between watering should dry up, but not to the end. To determine the exact time for water procedures, use a wooden skewer for skewers. Plot into its substrate you can understand how wet the land is at the moment. Immediately after watering, look at how strongly the wand is soaked - from this and make a start. In winter, the wand should dry 3/4, and in summer - 2/3 of the original value. How best to water? Dipping, not spilling. Place a pot of cambrian in a container so that the water closes 3/4 of the pot, and leave it for 15-20 minutes. During this time, the bark becomes saturated and swells. From the usual irrigation this effect will not be - the substrate will dry much faster and unevenly. Care during flowering is the same as usual. After watering bulbochki can wrinkle, do not worry - this is normal. After flowering, watering should be slightly reduced, until the plant does not allow new sprouts. As soon as the flower "comes to life, the amount of water must be returned to its previous values. Many plant growers advise wiping the flower leaves with a damp cloth. This recommendation is not without sense: the whole plant is hydrated, dust and, possibly, some bacteria are removed. Just remember that excessive moisture can provoke not only the rotting of the roots, but also the appearance of ticks, and it will be difficult to get rid of them.
Fertilizing and reproduction
During the growth period, the orchid should be fedspecial fertilizer from the store. But keep in mind that caring for kambria should be careful and considerate - it does not like saline soils. It is better to not get enough fertilizer a bit, rather than to ruin the flower with an overdose. Feed the orchid from March to September, then the amount of fertilizer is gradually reduced to a minimum. It is also impossible to start a bait too fast, it is necessary to gradually introduce the necessary substances, gradually increasing the dosage. In addition to specialized compositions, you can water a flower with warm tea or weak coffee - it improves the structure of the substrate, it has a beneficial effect on the root system. Reproduction of the orchid of cumbria occurs by dividing the bush. Care for "babies" is the same as for an adult plant. The only difference is to use fertilizer very carefully. Before applying them, make sure that the root system of a young plant is sufficiently developed.
A few effective tips
Care for orchids is not complicated, the main thing is to love the plant and try to do everything right. Here are some tips to help you avoid errors:
- White coating on stems
If you notice this trouble, then - the substrate is too salty. Stop feeding immediately! You can water the flower with such phenomena only with boiled water, ideally - change the soil;
- Features of transplantation
Cumbria does not like frequent transplants. Move the flower should be when you noticed that the roots were raised above the substrate. Usually it happens once in two years. It is possible to transplant only after flowering. After the treatment, the treatment is as follows: do not water the orchid for 5 days, ensure a uniform temperature within 20 degrees, avoid direct sunlight, no fertilizers, loosening and permanent shifts from place to place;
Orchids love light very much, but cambrian is necessaryprotect from the bright rays of the sun. The window on which the flower stands should be covered with at least a thin tulle. If Cumbria blossoms in winter or autumn, then additional lighting should be installed - you can use fluorescent lights.
If you have several orchids in your apartmentdifferent types, then take care of the humidity. The best option - from time to time (for example, once in two days) spray from the atomizer air around each plant.
If you notice any stains on the leavesplants, you should contact a flower shop for advice - most likely the flower is sick. Orchids die quite slowly - they can stand with green leaves and even blossom, but the roots will be dead. It is believed that orchids are very moody flowers, and caring for them implies various difficulties. But cumbria is an exception to the rules. It seems to have been specially designed for busy or lazy flower growers. It does not have to be carried out on the balcony to create temperature extremes. It is not fastidious to lighting, does not require frequent watering and transplanting. Therefore, safely acquire this plant, and in your house there will be an amazing "ray of happiness", which will present an excellent mood to you and your loved ones. We advise you to read: