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Many amateur orchids like me wonder why they also take care of their moth orchids very "carefully", "love like eggs, inspired like flowers", but somehow lush plants are few but "sad trees. then go, ”much. Therefore, the blog would like to summarize some of the experiences of seniors, brothers and sisters who have a lot of experience growing scallops to share on Dalatrose forum with you!

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In the previous article: Scallop orchid tips, the blog mentioned some of the fungal diseases on moth orchids. Then in this article some of the little experiences to help you understand more about the properties of moth orchid:

Trees should have morning sun is best, from early morning to about 10am. Lack or less sunshine, the lake will produce few flowers, usually only 10-12 flowers or less.

Do not think that the moth orchids you plant at home are like wild moth orchids and just leave them in the rain and sun. They are "industrial products" very susceptible to brown spot, soft rot caused by bacteria when it rains.

The location of moth orchid is a place that is well ventilated, wind blows in, somewhere the wind comes out.

When watering scallops, use a mist sprayer. If the water pressure is strong and watering regularly on the tops will cause the moth plant to die sooner or later.

Scallop is very sensitive to changes in living environment so suddenly, the drop of foot leaves is easy. For example:
Regularly change the place of planting in the garden (in the morning, move to the back of the house)
The watering regime is erratic, sometimes letting the plants get too dry, sometimes too wet.
Arbitrarily cut off this or that root of moth (leading to mid-leaf defoliation).

Scallop is very "sensitive" to fungicides and fertilizers. The concentration used when spraying on moth orchids must be much lower than that on packaging. In many cases, using exactly the indication on the package, after a few weeks of spraying, there has been a drop of leaves on the legs or middle leaves.

Pay special attention to regular spraying of aphids, aphids and red spiders. Some medicines to prevent aphids, aphids, red spiders such as: Supracide, Nissuran, Bipimai 150EC or other endoscopic insecticides
Although Supracide has a rather bad smell, it is quite effective in preventing aphids, aphids, and red spiders.
The concentration used when spraying: from 1.5-2 ml / liter of water.
The frequency of spraying is as follows: Spraying for the first time, 3-4 days after spraying the second time, 1 week after the 3rd spray, spray the entire stem and both sides of the leaves.

Spray fungicide:

In the rainy season, spray once a month
Low rain season 45-60 days spray once depending on the garden.

Hope this article provides you more amateurs with useful information to help your beloved moth orchids grow greener and bloom beautifully ./.

Stemming from passion, perseverance and hard work, after 23 years of research and research on orchid growing techniques, I have accumulated a lot of experience in propagating and cultivating forest orchids effectively.