Why the leaves of an orchid dry: the mistakes of most housewives

Why do orchid leaves dry? Perhaps these are problems with the roots, the death of old diseased leaves, improper watering, improper care and poor maintenance of orchids, pests and flower diseases.

To find out the exact cause, you need to carefully examine the plant and check the condition of the substrate and roots.

Depending on the cause, different measures can be taken: change the watering and fertilizing regimen, transplant the orchid into a new substrate and pot, treat the plant for pests or diseases, remove damaged leaves or roots.

For prevention, you need to observe the optimal conditions for keeping an orchid: temperature, lighting, humidity, aeration and cleanliness.

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How to change watering mode

The mode of watering an orchid depends on many factors: the type of orchid, the composition of the substrate, the temperature and humidity of the air, the season of the year, etc. In general, the orchid should be watered when the substrate is almost or completely dry.

To check, you can use different methods: look at the color of the roots, lift the pot and estimate its weight, do a test with your finger.

For irrigation, you need to use settled or filtered water at room temperature or a slightly higher temperature.

Watering methods can be different: through shower heads, with immersion, from above.

After watering, allow excess water to drain and remove it from the leaves. The frequency of watering can vary from two to three times a month in winter to two to three times a week in summer and during flowering.

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