Gardening/Greenery/Garden Insects


April 3, 2014

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Phalaenopsis Amabilis,  a shade loving  orchids with clear white flowers. Grown under the tree, there’s no direct sunlight which is favorable to these type of orchids. I just love that  lavish blooms in clusters.

We have had a collection of orchids like;  Cattleya, Miltonia, Phalaenopsis and particularly the Odontoglossum. Some rare species of hybrids, the most popular and common ones but, I don’t know why they disappeared one after the other. Others grown in fir slabs, pots for my window decorations, baskets and  coconut trunk.

I think, I have failed to give continuously the special attention of caring and watering or might be over-watering.  I noticed every time the presence of mould, circular marks and black dried spots on the leaves that quickly spreads throughout  killing the whole plant. Is it a virus infection? I don’t know. I cannot even distinguished which one was attacked by virus and sunburn, the sign looks almost the same.  Sometimes I was thinking of our location, it might be too hot, that makes it very hard for them to reach the required temperature.

Of course, I know the basic requirements but the problem is the irregularity of watering and sometimes it’s over-watering. I was too busy for other things every time then, it’s only now that  I have the interest again to care for some flowering plants. It’s summer, Is it the right time to start? What do you think? Which one is suitable and which one is not? I need help!

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It’s an outdoor orchids, these one is clinging to the tree trunk that serves as convenient support.

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If ever I will collect again, just to make sure I will choose the species suitable to the kind of atmosphere here.

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