In pots they grow calenda, tunia, pleione, faience, flea, and all kinds of orchids that do not like the complete drying of the soil. If epiphytic species are planted in pots, then only special flowerpots for orchids with numerous holes or baskets are chosen for them. For other species, relatively more “standard” containers are acceptable.
Special containers for orchids – transparent, with numerous openings for breathing roots, most often double with a more decorative and solid “bowl” on top – can be found on the shelves of any flower shop. But orchids are grown not only in such containers. They can be planted in ordinary baskets, ceramic and even plastic containers, although each time the choice of a non-special container is akin to a lottery: Continue reading
Why does white plaque appear on orchids? There are two common possible causes: a fungal infection (powdery mildew) or an attack by a pest (powdery mealybug). Why the problem arises and how to solve it using effective bio-drugs, we will tell in the article.
We fight with a white bloom on an orchid (mealybug)
How does powdery mildew and mealybug manifest?
With powdery mildew, a white coating usually appears on the underside of the leaf. The coating is powdery, the texture resembles powder or flour, and it can easily be removed with a finger. With the progression of the disease, plaque becomes gray, spreads to stems and leaves, buds and roots. Continue reading