Why have the leaves on my moth or­chid gone bronze rather than green?

Whangarei Report - - GARDENING GARDENING -

Check the light: Pha­laenop­sis (pro­nounced fal-en-op-sis) need bright but not di­rect sun­light. In the wild they usu­ally grow as epi­phytes un­der the canopy of trees. When you wa­ter, do so in the morn­ing and note that although they need hu­mid­ity, moth or­chids soon de­velop root rot if left sit­ting in wa­ter. Stand­ing the pot on a peb­ble-filled saucer half-cov­ered with wa­ter should help. Once a fort­night try feed­ing the plant with all-pur­pose liq­uid fer­tiliser at half the usual strength.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.