Characteristic Orange Orchid
Orange orchid surprises with its bright and unusual colors. Characteristics of plants will help to understand the features of growing, transplanting, propagating and caring for them.
Variety flowers come in many different shades:
- dark yellow with an orange tint;
- orange with pink or red;
- orange turning into scarlet.
Plants produce up to 3 peduncles. Among this variety are many varieties.
For growing plants at home, special soil is used, the soil from the garden is not suitable.
Mixture for plants is prepared independently or bought in stores. For self-cooking, you must mix:
- expanded clay.
The main requirement for the substrate is air permeability to the roots, drainage from them.
Poor removal of water from the roots will lead to decay, and then to the death of the flower. For growing, choose a pot 2 cm larger than the root system. Also suitable planters, nets, baskets.
This is one of the most beautiful representatives of the variety.
The inflorescences are large, yellow-red, there is a velvet lip of large sizes of orange. This type tolerates temperature extremes. At the beginning of flowering, the allowed deviation in temperature is 5º C.
Favorable temperature is 16-20º C, moderate humidity, cessation of watering during the dormant period, plentiful watering in summer.
This is a beautiful hybrid of an orange orchid with large bright orange inflorescences with a diameter of not more than 8 cm, the inflorescences are collected in brushes. Leaves and roots are bright green.
Ascocende is capricious and requires special conditions: to start flowering, it needs daily lighting from 12 hours a day, plentiful watering, favorable temperature (23-27º in the afternoon, 16-22º at night), humidity 80% during the day and 60% at night.
Wanda - a popular representative of the variety, is multi-colored, bright orange and coral.
Moody and demanding of growing conditions: good lighting, high humidity, regular ventilation and fertilizer, open access to the roots are necessary. It tolerates a temperature of 10º C.
The breaststroke has a bright orange color. Growing conditions: cool room, partial shade, humidity. Subject to conditions, abundant flowering occurs in the summer, which will last more than a month.
Fire phalaenopsis have a natural orange color. The lip is pink, the peduncle in size reaches up to 50 cm and bears 14 inflorescences.
Flowers propagate vegetatively. From time to time, airborne babies appear on peduncles, which are transplanted to a separate place after the formation of the roots. The plant is separated with a knife, cut into several parts, each with its own roots.
Rejuvenate the plant by cutting the upper part and re-rooting it. Leftovers in the future will sprout and begin to grow.
For plants of this variety, the western or eastern side on the windowsill with a summer temperature of 24-30º C, winter - at least 14º C, is suitable. New inflorescences can appear due to the difference in night temperature.
If it is cold and overcast on the windowsill in winter, additional lighting will be needed. Water the flowers with plenty of warm water, focusing on the dryness of the substrate. In summer, the plant needs to be sprayed.
Feed during every 2nd watering. For this, Azofoska fertilizer is suitable, the dose of watering is 1-1.5 g / l, after which orchids bloom profusely. Once a month, fertilize the orchid with magnesium sulfate 2-3 g / l.
The transplant depends on filling the pot with roots (about once every 2 years). It should be done carefully so as not to damage the root structure.
Pests and diseases
Plants most often suffer from improper care:
- burning leaves due to sunlight;
- yellowness of leaves due to hypothermia;
- the leaves become pale green, the stems are elongated due to weak light;
- the roots rot due to the bay.
Pest and Disease Control
To save the flower from rotting roots, it is urgently needed to transplant it.
When identifying diseases in orchids, which manifested themselves as spotting on the leaves, the flower must be removed from all other plants. The treatment will be pruning of diseased leaves and smearing with iodine of the cut sites. Plants are rarely exposed to rust and powdery mildew.
Orange orchids will attract attention with their unusual color. With proper care, the plants will be healthy and beautiful, and you will also be able to avoid the effects of pests and diseases.