Find The Solution To Common Orchid Problems
Growing orchids is not that that difficult especially if you gather all the information and data that you need to ensure you grow healthy and thriving orchids. Apart from being knowledgeable in the basic requirements of your orchids, you should also know the key points when your orchids are experiencing problems and have the basic knowledge to troubleshoot the problems.
Here are some common orchid problems that you may encounter when growing orchids.
- There is no sign of any new growth. Your plant may not be in its cycle for new growths. Be patient with it and do not bombard your plant with extra water, light or fertilizer. This will only harm you orchid.
- The orchids do not produce any flowers. Your plant may not be getting enough sunlight. Place your orchid where there is adequate sunlight in your home. Natural morning and afternoon sunlight is best. Gradually increase sunlight though. Sudden increase in light may harm your orchids. Also, know when the season for your specific orchids blooming season. It may not be its season to bloom yet so be patient.
- Different colored leaves. When new leaves turn yellow, there is a cause for concern. It may be because your plant is getting too much light or it may be a sign or bacterial or fungal disease. Inspect the leaves carefully and see if the appearance of the black spots on the leaves increase in size. If it does, cut off the diseased area with sterilized scissors or knife and treat the orchid with fungicide.
- Deformed flowers. If your orchids produce deformed flowers year after year then the problem is genetic. If however it is not in the orchid’s history, the orchid buds may have been subjected to stress at the earlier stages of blooming.
- Flowers drop off shortly after blossoming. The flowers of your orchids may have been exposed to some stress causing the flowers to drop off. Sudden change in temperature is the most common cause.
Preventing Bacterial And Fungal Diseases
It is important that your orchids receive excellent air circulation. This helps in preventing bacterial and fungal diseases. Make sure that the condition where your orchids are planted is moist but never soggy so that they don’t develop infections.
Use pesticides and insecticides to eliminate unwanted guests visiting your orchids as well. Provide the basic needs of your orchids to ensure proper health and avoid orchid problems.