Phalaenopsis orchid is one of the most beautiful indoor plant. It is usually given or bought already blooming.
It is the best selling flower for a room, has the most spectacular flowering and seems to entail the most problems. Orchid arouses passions culminating for true plant lovers in a variety of collections that are more or less spectacular.
But there comes a time when flowers fall and the owner might begin to wonder what went wrong. The average period of flowering for orchids is 3 months.
Usually the blooming process for orchids occurs 2-3 times per year, and during the break it may take several months to bloom.
I will offer some tips that will hasten the flowering process for orchids.
- Create differences of temperature. Put the pot at night in a cool place up to 59 F.
- Reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizer, but add more Phosphorus because it stimulates flowering.
- Moisten the air around the plant.
- Put the pot with orchids in a dark place for 5 days.After 3 weeks the orchid should blossom. This method is only suitable for healthy and mature plants.
- Also, instead of watering the orchid, place several ice cubes in the pot and the plant will bloom faster.
- Moreover, if you notice that a non- bloomed orchid grows roots or leaves intensely, it means that it is during its development period. Only after this process is complete it will arrive the blooming period. Have patience.