The seasonal monsoon has arrived. Blue skies hide behind dark ominous clouds. It rains and rains like there’s no tomorrow. Floods and landslides have hit hard up north and the weatherman predicts more rain to come.
While incessant showers can wreck havoc to the unprepared, it’s not all exactly doom and gloom for my outdoor orchids. If anything, the rain encourages root growth better than any mechanical attempts I’ve made.
Forget the vitamin B1s, root hormones, or seaweed extracts. For some reason, constant, prolonged showers do the job best. I can’t explain it. Take a look for yourself:
Isn’t this just the BEST?!
So if you have a reasonably healthy orchid that’s a bit stubborn with putting out new roots, try putting it under the rain*. The showers could do wonders.
*Avoid if your plant has a rot, of course.