Pests & ailments

Pests, diseases & ailments

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Orchid Leaf Spots

Orchid leaf spots can be most devastating if left untreated. Most of the time they are caused by a fungus,...

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Bacterial Orchid Rots!

My struggle with nasty, ugly and devastating bacterial orchid rots.

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Vanda orchid fungal rots

Fungal rots can be an occassional problem when growing vandas outdoors. When they attack, it’s hard to treat and the...

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How to make Neem Oil spray

Insects and sucking pests remain as one of my biggest challenges growing orchids outdoors. Since I have fish in my...

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Repotting a sick vanda orchid

So the other day, my friend showed me the vanda I gave him as a housewarming gift a couple of years ago. It...

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Yellow Orchid Beetle (Lema pectoralis)

One morning, I chanced upon what I recognised to be the dreaded yellow orchid beetle (Lema pectoralis) on one of my...

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Sunburnt orchids

It’s December. The sun has shifted. Shady spots back in June now face the brunt of the direct sun while sunny...

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Saving a Vanda Orchid from Fusarium rot

I make it a habit to inspect my orchids regularly for buds, new growth or more importantly, signs of ill...

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How to save your vanda by hanging it upside-down

I once read that hanging a vanda upside-down can trick a distressed plant into growing roots. I gave this a...

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