We often talk about her because time has no hold on her. If her success continues, it is certainly because she ticks all the boxes in the field of aesthetics and home decoration. Do you want to know how to make an orchid live without soil? Try it in the water! This is because orchids grown in water are similar to those that grow without being rooted in soil. In fact, there are two varieties available: terrestrial and epiphytic. The latter are often called “air plants” because they feed mainly on air. Furthermore, they do not depend on their host plant for food. Tempting, isn’t it? Would you like us to try to see more clearly in this area? Follow the guide!
What is a hydroponic orchid?
First, it’s important to start off on the right foot. Be aware that hydroponics means that plants live on water, without soil. Phalaenopsis orchids are usually found in a decorative vase, but can also stand on water. Likewise, Kolibri orchids are plants whose decorative roots can breathe freely, just like in nature. In addition to having splendid flowers, seeing the roots also reveals a real added aesthetic value. For this reason, we usually choose to install them in a beautiful transparent vase. Now let’s see in more detail how to make an orchid live without soil.
How to grow an orchid without soil?
To grow an orchid without soil, water will be your best ally. First, remove the pot from the plant. So, you just have to do it step by step:
- Remove moss and pieces of bark
- Gently untangle the roots
- Rinse the roots
- Cut off any discolored or rotten material with sterile shears
Then, your plant will be quite ready to be placed in a container filled with water. As another possible option, proponents of hydroponic orchids also use clay pebbles at the bottom of the container. This is to support the roots and lift the crown of the plant. Furthermore, it would avoid the risk of rot. Others prefer to simply leave their orchid in the water permanently. They change the water about every two weeks. Another option is to soak the orchid for two or three days. Then leave to dry for five days. Finally, we highly recommend you keep an eye out. It is by regularly observing the health of your orchid that you will make the right decisions. In fact, it is by remaining vigilant that you will have clues about its growth and health. And it may hope to make your orchid live a long time.
How to care for an orchid in a glass vase?
Rest assured, caring for an orchid in a glass vase is not complicated. To care for it, first make sure the orchid’s roots are well established in a small layer of water of about 3 centimeters. Leave her in this environment for a good week. If all goes as it should, your jar should be empty at the end of this period. What to do next? Top it up with a layer of about 3 centimeters. Be careful, be careful not to water more than necessary. Indeed, an overflow of water can rot the roots. You’ll want to wait a while before watering again if the water runs out in less than a week. Additionally, you’ll want to check that the spongy cap in the middle of the orchid doesn’t touch the water at the roots. Last tip: if the orchid likes light, avoid exposure to direct light. This could burn flowers and leaves.