Category: Ailments

Controlling Summer Pests of Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Most potted orchids, which include Cattleyas, Dendrobiums, Paphiopedilums get frequently infected with pests and diseases during summers. There are lot of factors during this time of the year which... Read More

Symptoms of Pests and Diseases in Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Orchids get attacked by pests like bacteria, fungus, virus and a variety of insects. But how would you as an orchid grower know that your favourite plant is under attack? A diseased orchid will sho... Read More

Aphids and Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Orchids thrive in an environment which unfortunately is also conducive to harmful pests such as aphids. Let us discuss various aspects of aphids, their infestation and control.  1. How to find o... Read More

Orchid Leaves turning Brown

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Many of us (the orchid growers!) have faced a situation when the leaves of orchids start turning brown. It is a scary situation, the leaves either fall off after turning brown or shrivel and die. W... Read More

Aphid Repelling Plants That Can Grow With Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Before the advent of modern pesticide/insecticide regimen, farmers used natural methods to control pests in their crops. These natural methods have long being forgotten; however now scientists are ... Read More

Controlling Mealybugs on Orchid

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago It is now mealybugs turning up to trouble me and my plants, though luckily enough it was one plant ‘Tecoma’ (yellow bells, ghanti phul) which was attacked. My orchids are safe for now, but in case ... Read More

Ants in Orchid Pots

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago For those of us who grow outdoors part of the year or in a greenhouse, ants are a nuisance in our orchid pots. In addition, they farm aphids, mealy bugs and caterpillars which can seriously damage ... Read More

Snails and Slugs on Orchids

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Snails and slugs are a constant problem for outdoor and greenhouse growers of orchids. They love the open medium of bark used for orchids and can cause great damage to new growths of both roots and... Read More

Lubber Grasshoppers

Author is Susan Jones, posted over 8 years ago One of the largest and slowest moving grasshoppers, lubbers can attain 3 inches (7.5 cm) in length at maturity, and cause a great deal of damage to an orchid collection. Different species are found... Read More

Mealy Bugs

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Mealy bugs are one of the more serious of pests on orchids, fortunately they are less likely to appear in orchid collections. They are closely related to scale and are very similar in appearance to... Read More

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