Watering

Why I see white salt deposit on my orchids? Is my water quality bad?

Posted by Team Orchid-Tree on

Do you like drinking hard water? Probably not, same with orchids. Water quality is one of the most important factors in growing orchids. So what would be the ideal water for orchids? The answer is rainwater because of rainwater results from evaporated water. It has no minerals or dissolved salt content. Having no minerals in the water is not great news, but it is a good starting point. That means now you can add all the  nutrients in the water that is required for the Orchid plant without increasing the hardness or total dissolved salt (TDS) to unacceptable levels.  For...

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How often should I water my plants?

Posted by Rejin M Jayarajan on

 The foremost reason for orchids killed by a newbie is by overwatering. A newly potted orchid has most of its roots damaged and cannot take up much water. Watering too often will kill it. Humidity around the plant needs to be increased while watering should be kept to a minimum. With established plants, there are several factors. Plants in clay pots, an increase in temperature or plants in a breezy environment need to be watered more often while watering needs to be decreased during the monsoons, in winter where it gets really cold as well as for plants grown in...

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