There is a saying that goes “If you plant flowers with love, they will not bloom; if you plant willows without care, they will grow into shade.” This saying is particularly applicable to home flower cultivation. In the process of communicating with many orchid enthusiasts, we have summarized the six common mistakes made in home orchid cultivation. See if you have fallen victim to any of them?

1.Large pot with small seedlings

Why is there only one small plant in such a large pot? Perhaps you think that a large space is beneficial to plant growth. However, this is not the case. When the pot is large, there is more substrate and more water retention. When the seedling is small, the weak root system can easily rot due to excess moisture in the substrate. Even if it grows, it can easily turn yellow.Click here to get high-quality dendrobium.

 



2.Watering too often

 

When many friends start raising orchids, they may be too attentive or too idle and cannot control themselves. They water their plants for no reason or according to a fixed schedule. In fact, we should water our plants according to their habits, climate, temperature and humidity. In short, watering in summer and winter should be different. In summer, evaporation is fast and moisture retention should be emphasized; in winter, cold weather can easily damage roots and dryness should be emphasized.

 

 


3.Too much attention to plant matching

In fact, as long as the planting medium has good permeability, it’s fine. Matching plants with other plants can be confusing and ultimately kill your orchids.Click here to get high-quality dendrobium


4.More fertilizer is better

Fertilization is very important for home orchid cultivation. Many friends apply fertilizer whenever they see yellow leaves for whatever reason or whenever they see flower buds. Some even apply a large spoonful of fertilizer each time because they are worried that there won’t be enough fertilizer. Don’t forget that we need to consider quantity when we eat food ourselves; overeating can make us feel bloated. The same goes for home orchid cultivation. It’s recommended to use small amounts of fertilizer multiple times instead of one large amount.


5.Random use of pesticides

This is often seen when caring for orchids. When using pesticides, attention should be paid to resistance. Every time I see a friend spraying pesticides, I sigh inwardly - don’t pesticides cost money? In the end, they say that the pesticide didn’t work.Click here to get high-quality dendrobium


6.Frequent movement of flower pots

A very interesting phenomenon - many flower friends move their flower pots every day when they start raising orchids. They move them out into the sun in the morning, into the shade at noon and back inside at night. Finally, their flowers grow so poorly that I feel tired just looking at them! In fact, this is not necessary for home orchid cultivation; flower pots should not be moved frequently - at least not within two weeks - because plants also need to adapt to their environment. Frequent movement means that orchids cannot adapt to their environment; simply rotating the flower pot will suffice!


Above I shared six common mistakes made by home orchid growers; if you have committed four or more of these mistakes then you are an orchid novice! Don’t deny it - these six common mistakes are all considered normal but are actually wrong! I hope this helps everyone.