Many are interested in the question is there a natural orange orchid? Yes, these magnificent flowers are really absolutely natural.
There are several types of orange orchids. Plants of this color are found from yellow to bright red. In nature, there are 50 varieties with this bright shade. Fiery red phalaenopsis are in demand among orchid lovers.
But you need to know – plants should not have a very bright tone. Unscrupulous manufacturers can dye plants artificially. If this is a fake, then there are spots on the flower arrow, leaves that are visible to the naked eye.
The plant is checked for the presence of injection marks under the foliage, at the base of the peduncle. Examine the root system, which normally has a silvery-greenish color.
Orange orchids: varieties and photos
Phalaenopsis I-Hsin Salmon ‘Copper Star’
There is a species among phalaenopsis, which has a bright orange color , which differs from other hybrids available for sale, this is Phalaenopsis I-Hsin Salmon ‘Copper Star’ , which can be purchased only by ordering from Asian catalogs.
This is a beautiful orchid with a small (3.4-4.5 cm) fragrant flower, copper hue. This hybrid plant is obtained by crossing plants such as – Phal. Princess Midas (Phal. Golden Spice x Phal. amboinensis) and Phal. Kuntrarti Rarashati.
In an orchid with the finest pleasant smell , the reverse side of the petals has a dark yellow color. The foliage is light green in color, a red-crimson mesh passes through the flowers.
brassia orange delight (Starbeck)
It is possible to purchase an orange orchid – Brsa. Orange Delight Starbeck. This species is very easy to care for , will not create any special problems. Experts recommend choosing this Brassia for beginners.
Care consists in creating a flower with a temperature regime of 16-25 degrees, 8-12 hour lighting and humidity from 30 to 40 percent.
In size , the peduncle of a fragrant, orange orchid reaches 7 cm in diameter, the height of the peduncle is up to 45 cm.
Orange Cattleya Orchid
Cattleya orchids are the most beautiful representatives of this family. They are endowed with fiery colors.
The inflorescences are quite large, the color is saturated. Coloring can be present both yellow and reddish. Has a large beautiful velvet lip.
The plant feels good when the temperature drops by 5-6 degrees (day, night). This contributes to the beginning of the flowering of the orchid. The optimum temperature of the content is 16-20 degrees.
To ensure the desired humidity, sprayers are used or placed on a pallet with wet expanded clay. Watering in the summer should be plentiful, waiting for the substrate to dry out – you need to shed it well. If the plant is resting or when buds begin to emerge, watering is reduced, during this period the substrate is moistened by spraying.
Varieties are very popular, take root well with beginner growers . In South and Central America, Mexico, as well as the Antian Islands, there are about 70 species and varieties of this plant.
Fragrant, large flowers for a long period kept on the peduncle. The stem of orchids of this species is thickened, has a cylindrical or spindle shape. It has leaves – from 1 to 3, having a leathery structure. There are hundreds of Orange color hybrids, such as intergeneric:
Carry out top dressing in the spring – summer period with mineral fertilizer – twice a month. Transplantation is carried out every 3 – 4 years, after the flowering period. The substrate is prepared from coarsely broken bark (pine, oak).
If the plant is healthy, then the roots are unbranched, powerful, with a white coating. Such a root system nourishes the plants for a long time.
The main pest is the scale insect, mealybug. Reproduction of plants occurs by division of the root. Full-fledged plots have two, three pseudobulbs and at least one growing point. The cut sections are sprinkled with crushed charcoal.
Some other Cattleya Orange Orchid Varieties of these orchids:
- blc alma kee tipmalee
- Blc. Chunyeh; Rhyncholaeliocattleya Chunyeah.
- Also Blc. Arom Gold Yuay Korat; Arom Gold Yuay Korat.
- Blc. Thiti; LC Potinara Thiti.
- Blc. Petch Korat; Blc. Petch Korat.
- Blc. Yen 24K X Pot.Wattana Gold; Blc. Yen 24 KX Pot.Wattana Gold.
- Lc. Cherry Steel Man; Lc. Cherry Steel Man.
- C. Warut Star Track; C. Warut StarTrack.
- Watana Gold; Pot. Watana Gold.
- Blc. Yen 24 Carat; Blc Yen ’24 Carats’.
- Blc. Anginantana x Rattanakosin;Blc. Anginantana x Rattanakosin.
- Love passion. Pot. Love Passion ‘Orange Bird’.
A plant of the orchid family Ascocenda, orange in color and monopodial type of growth. She loves moisture, needs 12 hours of light. Feels good at night and day temperature drops (16-27 degrees).
Water Askoceda by immersion or under a warm shower. With a lack of humidity, use a humidifier, spraying is carried out. The optimum humidity is 70 percent during the day and 60 percent at night. These conditions are necessary for the full life of the plant and flowering.
Orange color Ascocenda Orchid is present in varieties:
Ascocenda Madame Kenny
ascocenda suksamran sunlight orange
Ascocenda Anant Gold
- Ascocenda Sooksamran Sunrise BananaField;
- Ascocenda Fuch Sunset x Merri;
- Ascocenda SuFun Beauty;
- Ascocenda Chaisiri;
- Ascocenda Madame Kenny x Red Gems.
Ascocenda Su Fun Beauty
Ascocenda Su-Fun Beauty is a monocotyledonous plant, an asparagus flower from the orchid genus. This hybrid variety is the result of crossbreeding. Shoots have a monopodial appearance. The plant is endowed with belt-like leaves, has a racemose inflorescence.
Flowers bright, well open. The root system is powerful, covered with velamen. If it is possible to provide the plant with high humidity, it is possible to grow it with open roots.
Lycasta from the genus of orchids, has up to 50 varieties. Their homeland is considered to be South and Central America, the forests of India. Some varieties thrive in mountainous areas. There is a lycaste that grows on the plain.
In nature, plants grow both on the ground and on the branches and trunks of trees. The plant grows in a horizontal direction (like a vine). The plant has small, round, pear-shaped, often flattened pseudobulbs. The leaves are elliptical, elongated, with a folded surface. At the end of the rest period, this species sheds leaves (this distinguishes it from others).
Peduncle lycasta, as a rule, has several large flowers. Sometimes the flowers emit a light fragrance.Important! Breeders develop new hybrids based on parental species. In hybrids, the flowers are much larger and brighter. This species is good for cutting.
Asconopsis Irene Dobkin ‘Orange’
Asconopsis Irene Dobkin (Ascps.Irene Dobkin’) is a hybrid created by crossing the orchid Doris + Vanda miniata . The most beautiful orange color was inherited by the plant from Vanda.
When caring for a plant, you should know that it needs a light, ventilated substrate. It can be prepared from coarse and medium crushed pine bark. The addition of charcoal and a light cover of the upper roots with moss is necessary. Planting in a basket without a substrate is possible.
Attention! It is important to know that a strong plant does not require as painstaking care as a young flower (baby). This should be taken into account when making a choice.
This species does not perceive spraying very well , due to stagnation of water in the sinuses, the process of decay may begin, which leads to the death of the plant.
Plant Ada aurantiaca Lindl, orchid family, came from tropical highland forests. It also grows in the humid forests of South America. The Hell Orchid is not heat-loving, it feels comfortable in cool temperatures. The most common plant is an orange-red color.
This orchid is well adapted to living in winter gardens, apartments. If you keep Ada in a warm room, then you should move the plant to a cooler place at night.
It must be kept in the shade, with a good air supply. With daytime temperatures below +20 degrees, night temperatures should be between +12- +14 degrees. In winter, night temperatures must be lowered to +6 degrees. This requires specially created conditions, for example, the plant is placed on the northern window in the lower tier.
The substrate is prepared as for orchids of other varieties. This is an easily permeable soil, for example, pine bark, particles of crushed fern root, moss should be added as an integral part of the substrate. Parts of foliage are added to the soil mixture, in particular, oak leaves (dry).
Ada does not tolerate waterlogging. Watering is carried out only if the earthen lump is well dried on the surface. Reduce watering in winter. In the summer, a shower is arranged for the flower, this has a positive effect on growth and flowering. Transplanted if the roots completely occupied the container and a larger pot is required, also in case of decomposition of the substrate.
With proper pruning of the peduncle after flowering , it is likely that flowering will soon repeat (it will be at least 2 times a year). It is necessary to wait until the peduncle dries up, turns brown, then carry out the removal.
But in some orchids, for example, in monopodial hybrids with straight arrows, flower-bearing shoots are formed in the axils of the leaves, they grow on a stalk and dry out simultaneously with the flower, at the end of the flowering cycle (species vanda , doritis).
Advice! When purchasing an orchid, specify, in addition to the conditions of detention, the moment when it is right to cut off the faded peduncle. For example, it is removed immediately from the dendrobium.
Exotic orchids have similarities in indescribable beauty, but are somewhat different , for example:
- for some, the arrow dries up immediately after flowering;
- there are species that retain the green color of the peduncle and are at rest for a long time;
- there are species that soon after flowering give shoots from the sinuses.
You can’t touch the still alive arrow , you have to wait until it dries up and acquires a dark, yellowish or dark pink hue. You can safely cut the peduncle when it looks like a straw.
Indoor orchids reproduce vegetatively , but you should know the type of plant. For example, sympodial species have more than one growth point on the shoot. It develops, forms a rosette and a pseudobulb.
Monopodial orchid has one point of growth, rosettes are formed from points that are on the peduncle.
Plants are propagated by dividing the bush in the spring. A flower is taken out of the pot, the roots are divided into parts so that the new plant has its own root system. This requires the presence of 2-3 pseudobulbs. Slices are sprinkled with activated or charcoal.It’s important to know! When propagating orchids at home, do not make the mistake of leaving young pseudobulbs on the mother orchid. Due to this, the plant quickly grows, fully blooms (has a strong inflorescence).
Orchids are propagated by cuttings, this option is suitable for monopodial plants. These types of work are carried out in the spring. From an adult orchid, cut off the top with several roots. Sections are treated with charcoal and fungicide. The cut off upper part is placed in a greenhouse over water to grow roots, and the lower part with the rhizome continues with the usual care in the hope of getting a baby.
There are orchids that reproduce by peduncle. After waiting for the dormant period of the flower, the arrows are cut off and divided into parts, each of which should have a dormant bud. Next, the cuttings are sprayed with a fungicide, placed in moistened moss, but the kidney should be on the surface.
Observing room temperature, the cuttings are kept under the film until an independent plant is formed, with its own roots. Carry out regular processing to avoid the formation of rot, mold.
Cuttings can be rooted in water, while maintaining humidity and temperature, for this they cover the planting material with a bag. For better awakening of the kidney, cytokinin paste can be applied to it and around.
Reproduction is possible by child rosettes, for this, conditions are created:
- high humidity;
- the substrate must be enriched with nitrogen;
- the temperature should be warm enough.
Propagation by seeds is a very laborious method, the implementation of this method is possible only in specially created laboratory conditions. Enthusiasts practice this method at home, you can read about their success on the forums and on YouTube.
Diseases, pests and their treatment
When keeping, breeding orchids , one should not forget about pests and plant diseases. Such as:
- rot (black, brown, gray, fusarium);
- powdery mildew damage;
- spider mite;
- shield, thrips.
The plant is affected by fungi, bacteria, parasites. If the plant has a viral infection , then it should be eliminated, since it is not possible to cure it.
Scale insects, aphids, mites and other parasites require careful treatment of the plant with preparations – fitoverm, and replacement of the substrate.
To destroy the scale insects, water procedures are carried out for the plant, the parasite is removed from all parts of the orchid, treated with Aktelik, Fitoverm. Processing is carried out once a week.
If root rot is found , then the substrate should be replaced immediately. The container should be washed and dried, the root system should be cleaned of rotten fragments, washed with a solution of foundationazole or topsin 0.2 percent. Repeat the treatment after 10 days. It is necessary to plant in a clean, disinfected substrate. For prevention, it is necessary to ensure a good supply of air to the roots, to observe the optimal moisture content of the substrate.
When affected by furasia rot , fundazol is used. Treated 2-3 times a day for two weeks with a 0.2 percent solution.
For orchids, fungal diseases (anthracnose, powdery mildew, etc.) are dangerous. From the development of fungi, fungicidal substances are used. Fundazol, Topsin-M, Skor suppress fungal diseases of plants.