The Care of Cattleya Orchids

 


Article by: Robert Roy

Cattleya Care: a bit more in-depth.

This month we are going to go into some detail about the care of cattleya orchids. , Growing Tomatoes Organically These orchids , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health are probably the easiest to care for and like all plants , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest need water, , How To Design And Build A Fish Pond light , Traditional Wisdom or Old-fashioned Nonsense? and fertilizer. Playing some nice music or talking to them doesn't hurt either.

Most of the wild cattleyas grow , How to Start Your Lawn by Seeding or Sod in rain forests of South America, namely in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Mexico. They flourish in the Andes from altitudes near sea level to high altitudes of 9 - 10,000 feet. These orchids , Preserving Dried Flowers- Few Tips for Best Results are truly epiphytes or air plants. , Brilliant Beetroot! So, they are used to being partly covered by the canopy of the rain forest and get considerable humidity and bright light , How to Start Your Lawn by Seeding or Sod to grow. , Taking Inside Comfort Outside: A Look at Outdoor Patio Heaters for the Home

Being in the forest as noted above they are used to diffuse light , How To Design And Build A Fish Pond all be it bright light. , Growing Tomatoes Organically They generally do not have direct mid day sunlight. The bright light , Fences helps them to develop hard pseudopods. The pseudopods are the orchids , Quick Lawn Care Tips For Achieving the Perfect Lawn main way to hold water , Sheltering Butterflies in Your Garden which is so important for their growth and life. It is from the pseudopods that the orchid flowers , Quick Lawn Care Tips For Achieving the Perfect Lawn come from.

Being in the forest and at various altitudes there are a wide range of temperatures , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly that these plants , Know Your Bird Feeders; Part 2 are used to. In the winter , A Leaf Blower Has More Uses Than You Think and higher altitudes these plants , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives become accustom to temps which can go as low as 50 - 55 degrees in the winter , Quick Lawn Care Tips For Achieving the Perfect Lawn and as high as 80-90 degrees in the summer. , Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest

Humidity is the friend to cattleyas. We can understand this from being in rain forests. Most cattleyas do well with being set on humidity trays. These are metal , Lawn Edging or plastic , Cheap Ideas For Garden Landscaping trays that are filled with pepples and then half full with water. , Fertilizers - What you Need to Feed Your Lawn The plant , The Flower Drying Game - Part 3: An Affordable Home Flower-Press roots cannot sit in water , Garden Heating the Traditional Way for a long period of time or else they will get root , A Leaf Blower Has More Uses Than You Think rot. Allow for good air , Plant A Simple Tea Garden circulation but not sitting in direct aim of an air , Want A View? Start Growing Orchids On Trees vent.

Generally, watering twice a week does well during their growth and flowering , Landscaping - Put A Pond in Your Back Yard period and once a week during their period of rest. Cattleyas are orchids , Traditional Wisdom or Old-fashioned Nonsense? that can and should get dry between watering. This aids in the growth of healthy , Sheltering Butterflies in Your Garden pseudopods. Be sure that the potting medium allow the water , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond to drain out fairly rapidly.

To check to see if a plant , Riding Lawnmower - Choices are Wide Open needs water , Taking Inside Comfort Outside: A Look at Outdoor Patio Heaters for the Home stick your finger about 1 inch into the potting material and see if it comes out dry or damp. If dry it needs watering. If damp it may be able to go another day or two without water. , Some Of The Most Common Landscape Design Features

When watering allow the water , Coping With Algae in the Garden Pond to flow into the plant , Cannibals on the Porch and then drain right out into the sink and not into the humidity tray. You can let the water , Fences water flow onto the plant , Sheltering Butterflies in Your Garden for about 20-30 seconds and the pseudopods will get enough water , Ideas For Your Front Yard Landscaping Project for storage.

If plants , Brilliant Corners: House s and Your Health are blossom in the winter , Cannibals on the Porch or spring , How To Design And Build A Fish Pond this means that these orchid plants , Fences deserve a rest period of about 6 to 8 weeks. During this time water , Want A View? Start Growing Orchids On Trees them about once a week and keep the lighting the same.

If the plants , Lawn Edging blossom in the summer , Landscaping - Put A Pond in Your Back Yard time no rest period is needed.

Fertilizing should take place , Brilliant Corners: House Plants and Your Health about every other week with a balanced formula like 20-20-20. If the plant , The Flower Drying Game - Part 3: An Affordable Home Flower-Press is flowering , Quick Lawn Care Tips For Achieving the Perfect Lawn you can fertilize with a blossoming mixture with a higher nitrogen factor, e.g. 30-10-10.

With these rather easy steps you will get many years of joy from your cattleya orchid plants. , Some Of The Most Common Landscape Design Features

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