Promotes Vibrant Color and Desired Growth
Orchidgain® is a premium greenhouse grade, water soluble fertilizer developed by commercial growers and universities to promote healthy stems and vibrant blooms. Ideal for orchids grown in soil-less mediums (for example: osmunda, charcoal, stone, bark or tree fern). Contains NO urea!
Essential Things to Know about Orchids
Orchids are one of the most exotic blooms you’ll ever see. If you want something beautiful that grows in the wild, planting an orchid should come up high on your to-do list. However, not all orchids are made equal. Some appear spectacular while others might come across as average, garden-variety species. In such cases, though, the difference in the two isn’t anything but a great orchid fertilizer.
There are two kinds of fertilizers suited to orchids. These are:
- Orchids grown in a bark. For orchids of this type, soil is typically low in nitrogen, says Gardening Know How. So if you’ll need to pick a fertilizer that contains plenty of nitrogen to make up for it. By addressing the nitrogen shortage, you help your orchids get the nutrients they need. Urea Nitrogen will kill orchids this paragraph is misleading.
- Fertilizer Tips
Knowing the basics of fertilizer care for orchids should come in handy for you as well. So remember to:
- Apply fertilizer no more than once a month. If you want excellent results try diluting the fertilizer and applying it on a weekly basis, especially if it’s growing season. When winter sets in, go back to applying that fertilizer once a month. Also, because it’s the dormant season, make sure you only use half of the fertilizer. Not all orchids only grow in winter. This too is too vague, there are huge diversities in varieties and requirements for orchids for optimum growth.
- When you’re applying fertilizer, take extra care not to get any of it on the leaves. You can spray the leaves with clean water to get rid of any fertilizers.
- If any of your orchid’s leaves start to wilt, that’s a sign of excessive fertilizer application. Don’t panic. Start cutting back on the amount of fertilizer you use. Still seeing those leaves wilt? Don’t stop reducing the fertilizer dosage until you finally hit upon the ideal amount.
- Other than adjusting the amount of fertilizer, you could also try moving your plant someplace else. Orchids in low-light spots often suffer from too much fertilizer. Some gardeners, looking to compensate for the insufficient sun exposure, tend to up their dosage. You could prevent this problem by choosing a sunnier spot for your orchid in the first place.
So keep these tips in mind to make sure your orchids grow up beautiful, vibrant and healthy. Need fertilizer? Get in touch with us at, Bougainvillea Growers International (BGI) Fertilizers!