Description of Phalaenopsis Zambia
There are many fans of phalaenopsis zambia orchids. These exotic flowers spread throughout Europe after the discovery of the continents, from where they were brought by travelers. Bright, unusual representatives of exotic flora were found in the tropics.
Description of Phalaenopsis Zambia
Description Zambia varieties
The name of the flower comes from the name of the African country where this variety of phalaenopsis was discovered. According to the description, the petals of the Zambia orchid have a light lilac hue, the stems and leaves are long, graceful.
Zambia is a multi-flowered plant on long peduncles collected in a brush. The shape of the petals resembles a butterfly with spread wings, which gradually open during flowering. Its duration is several months. Often this variety of orchids has from 2 to 4 peduncles at the same time.
The flowers of Zambia differ in shades, from the lightest to saturated dark. They are:
A contrasting lip among the petals emphasizes the beauty of the pattern of tiger and netted Phalaenopsis varieties.
The life expectancy of the plant is 10-15 years.
During the first half of daylight the plant exudes a light pleasant aroma. The compact size of the bushes, the constant growth of flower-bearing formations and twigs make it possible to breed this variety at home, in greenhouses and workrooms for room decoration and as an element of decor, as well as for sale.
For good development and stable flowering, the orchid should be in a place where there is an influx of fresh air, however drafts are excluded.
If there is a heat with a temperature of 35 ° C or higher, phalaenopsis is transferred to a cooler place, lightly sprayed from the roots to the leaves to create the optimal level of humidity. Make sure that there is no accumulation of moisture on outlets. The room must be provided with good ventilation.
Protect the flower from drafts
Shortened daylight stimulates the development of flowers. Zambia does not tolerate direct sunlight, nor can one over-fill the roots with water, cool them, or subject them to temperature extremes. The plant feels good in partial shade, like in rainforests.
Watering should not be abused, although the orchid loves moisture. The soil substrate should be moderately moist, periodically necessary to dry it to prevent decay.
Zambia is watered with softened water, settled at room temperature. In winter, watering is carried out less frequently, without drying the earth.
Phalaenopsis Zambia is fertilized in the warm season (May-September) to provoke flowering. To do this, about once every 10 days carry out irrigation with a complex solution.
Reproduction and transplantation
A transplant is carried out when the phalaenopsis outgrows the pot with the root system and as the substrate decomposes, the soil is depleted. This procedure is carried out not often every 2 years.
For transplantation, a mixture of moss, pine peels, coal and soil is made. Flower cultivation is carried out by young shoots - children - or by dividing the outlet in the center. For breeding, a basal rosette with double-row fleshy leaves is used.
Exotic variety of Zambia orchids from the family of phalaenographis is a magnificent specimen of lively house plants with high decorative qualities. An orchid is propagated by dividing or inoculating children. Watered sparingly, kept in a dark place, where drafts are excluded.
Caring for this variety of orchids is simple. It will decorate any room, give the interior grace and sophistication, create an atmosphere of harmony.