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Orchids – Adaptable Survivor

In Germany you can find orchids. You can find orchids on every continent except in the Antarctic. Most species grow in the tropics and subtropics. Although orchids prefer warm, Mediterranean climes, so have they spread in almost every region of the world and adapted to the climatic conditions. In Europe, we counted 250 species. Already, long before they began to introduce tropical orchids from overseas, native orchids here were grown.

Native orchids are found in almost all locations of in Germany although they are most commonly represented in the medium and high altitudes. You prefer airy mossy base where their tubers take hold without the roots of waterlogging information. Due to the climatic changes, one can notice a changed distribution in the orchids. So some stocks steadily decline while others spread unusually. Through the forest by means of fast-growing monocultures such as for example pine native orchids are more and more of their sites displaced, since the Sun in this permeates monocultures not good down to the floor and then quickly too cold it is the plants. Unfortunately, many orchid species in Germany are already extinct because reckless lovers dig up the plants, which are partly individually, and thus promoting the opportunity take them.

The Lady’s slipper, like living on lime-rich soils in sparse forest regions is one of the best-known species in Germany. Settle into the forests, and increasing the shading of the woman shoe, he will cease to bloom, until the plant is eventually completely away. As with all orchid species is its drastic decline on the draconian lifting by collectors. You can find really great stocks but still in the presenting of Thuringia and Baden-Wurttemberg. The most important native orchids are: the Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium calceolus) the little Orchid (orchis morio) representing the other Knabenkraute of the Orchid (Ophrys) with its many subspecies the Cabbage rose (Nigritella) the ball orchis (Traunsteinera globosa)

Orchids Lice Detect And Combat

Lice and other pests are, unfortunately, a common load for orchids, that’s why you should know how to recognize them and successfully combat. Orchids lovers considered Queen of flowering plants at orchids. They are joyful Bluher and offer a wonderful look at bloom. However, also this flower is repeatedly attacked by pests. Considered one of the most common orchids lice the mealy bugs.

But other scale insects and mealybugs often establish themselves on the plant. The infestation is present once it’s hard again to get rid of him. Because the lice often in leaf axils or root close accumulate on the underside of the leaves, the infestation is often only, if the plant already tainted, and the leaves are brown. Most of the infested plant by long drought or too low humidity is of damaged. The infection can be treated by spraying white oil-based. More Orchid Pests are called thrips and Red Spider. You can tell these white dots on the underside of the leaves so that gradually a silver coloring.

Additionally fine nets to realize is I infested with the red spider. Here too, the use of spray products with a strong infestation is required. The cause of Orchid Pests and lice is located mostly in the acquisition of new plants. It happens time and again that they have an infestation spreading quickly on all other existing plants. A systematic treatment of the pests can occur only when the disease is detected correctly. Early detection of an infestation, it is important to check the plants for possible signs. A too late to determine cause often is, that the plants need to be disposed of. To avoid this, it is important to pay attention to good culture conditions. Sufficient but not too frequent watering is an integral part of how the right humidity.