Orchid, secrets for its care!
Orchids are one of the most eccentric and special types of plants in the world. Many genera and varieties are part of the Orchidaceae family. If we want to grow them, the best option is to use transparent plastic pots (it makes it easier for us to check the condition of the roots. The ideal is to always add a small dose of fertilizer even to the water we use for watering. In addition to nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for these plants, calcium is also very important, which must be given all year round in the form of calcium nitrate. The orchid is a particularly sensitive plant and for this reason it needs special attention and dedication. To avoid the fall of the leaves, for example, a careful watering is essential, which should not, however, become insufficient. This would in fact cause the plant to stop growing with consequent flower drop. The most common orchid attack is certainly that characterized by the symptom of the brown spots that indicate the presence of Cochineals.These are persistent killer insects that must attack be at first to be eliminated. The first effective tip is to run a cotton swab soaked in alcohol on the leaves.