Each grower, who grows orchids, wants to propagate it to one bush to get a few new colors.But propagated orchid: the plant, which always requires a special approach?
Reproduction of orchids at home is available in several ways.For example, some species of orchids are propagated by lateral shoots, the plant is used for other reproduction or pseudobulbs layering.Sometimes, even the children are propagated orchids, which are formed at the nodes pseudobulbs.
How to propagate orchids: division
Division orchid - this is the easiest method of propagation of the flower.This method of reproduction used for sympodial growing plants.These plants are cattleya, Oncidium, Cymbidium, Lelia, Milton, odontoglossum, dendrobium.Plants sympodial growth characterized by the fact that they have several points of growth.Each sprout eventually thickens and turns into pseudobulbs, which allows to multiply the transplant orchid flower.
main condition for successful orchid division - is the presence of a large number of g
To split a flower into several parts, the rhizome should first be carefully separated from the substrate.Then clean cut rhizome pruning shears or clippers into multiple parts so that each part of the flower remained 2-3 pseudobulbs.Sections should sprinkle flower wood powder.The pots with the prepared substrate, Put each piece of flower.To be sure that the plant has taken root, it should be from time to time a little water and spray every day.You can be sure rooting plants only when it will be new shoots.
How propagated orchid: Cutting
Cuttings perfect for breeding orchids that have monopodially form of growth.By monopodial orchids are phalaenopsis, vanilla, Wanda, ascocentrum, brassavola, aeridis, vandopsis, angraecum, sarkohillus.These plants are characterized by the fact that they do not have pseudobulbs, and the stem is pulled from one apical growth points.That is why these plants are used this way of breeding as cuttings.
Cuttings of orchids is perfect for breeding Phalaenopsis.In this case, cut off from the plant side shoots or the faded flower stalks about 10-15 cm in length. Cut off the stalk or stem is placed on the soil surface (you can use a simple sphagnum moss or sand) and placed in teplichku up rooting plants.
This method of reproduction is not only suitable for Phalaenopsis, but also for other species of orchids.Flower spike, which contains 1-2 knots is an excellent material for breeding.Flower stalks can be cut into several parts, each of which shall be at 2 knots, which are axillary buds.But we should remember that the lower axillary buds is, the stronger it will be.
for breeding Vanda and Dendrobium epidendrum use a slightly different way.Such orchids cut the upper part of the stem, which should be aerial roots.The sections were treated with charcoal.Cut off the stem can be planted directly into the substrate, and care for him as for an adult plant.But the stump that remains of the flower must be moved to a place with high humidity.Also do not forget to spray more often this flower.After a while, it will side shoots that develop from adventitious buds.When lateral shoots appear own roots, they are separated from the plant and transplanted in other pots.Always spray delenki, until they are well take root in the substrate.
How to propagate orchids: Babes
Baby orchid - a side shoot, which is a small plant.Kids only appear in certain types of orchids: Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium.The children appear on the plants, which are in a high air temperature.But kids also appear in plants that have recently been fed by fertilizers with a high nitrogen content.
plant, where there was a baby, should be frequently sprayed.As soon as the baby take root, it can be neatly separated from the parent plant and planted in a pot.Do not forget to treat the cut charcoal powder.