Best Recommended Products For Orchids
In this page we
will expose the different instruments, materials and phytosanitary products
that we will need to protect, maintain and stimulate the health and flowering
in our orchids.
We will start with a list of basic products to continue with fertilizers, phytosanitary (insecticides and fungicides) and other utensils or tools that will help us in their care.
1- Basic products.
2- The fertilizers (irrigation, foliar) and biostimulators.
3- Phytosanitary products: Insecticides and Fungicides.
4- Other materials and tools.
5- Technology for our orchids.
1- Basic products:
|Ethyl alcohol.||It will help us to disinfect leaves and other parts of the plant. Applied with cotton soaked on the leaves (especially on the underside) will eliminate insects, mites, etc. It is also useful to fight bacterial attacks.|
|Neutral soap.||We can use a container with soft water and a little neutral soap (preferably vegetable type like coconut) to clean with a cotton cloth, the leaves when they present dust or other elements that can reduce the correct breathing of the leaves. Also to clean roots during the transplant if they have presented infections.|
|Bleach.||The lye can be very useful as a disinfectant in utensils, containers or surfaces where diseased plants have been. It is also used, sometimes, to disinfect the roots of an infected plant, before changing the substrate and / or pot. Obviously we must do so by diluting it in water in the proper proportion so as not to burn the root and briefly submerging the roots to be treated in it.|
|Cinnamon powder.||It is an excellent natural remedy against insects, fungi and bacteria. As it is a natural product, we can apply it without any type of risk.|
|Latex gloves.||Essential to protect us from phytosanitary products and to procure a sterile medium when we manipulate plants.|
|Manual vaporizer.||The manual vaporizer is an essential element for the care of orchids at home. We recommend those who have a manual pressure pump that charges the container with air before using it.With it we can provide extra moisture in the environment, moisturize aerial roots and also use it to apply foliar or phytosanitary fertilizers.|
|Brush.||It will serve to clean the dust on the leaves and apply cinnamon powder in areas affected by parasites.|
|Forget.||Essential for the monitoring of our plant. With it we can detect the presence of insects (mites or others) on the leaves and stems of the plant in advance and before the plague proliferates.|
The fertilizers (irrigation, foliar) and biostimulators.
|Specific fertilizer for orchids.||Dissolved in irrigation water, it provides all the nutrients necessary for proper growth and flowering.|
|Energy Tablet. Subscription in tablets.||Effervescent tablets to provide the necessary nutrients easily for all types of orchids. It is the most practical, comfortable and simple way to pay.|
|Foliar fertilizer.||The foliar fertilizers are applied by spraying on the leaves (avoiding the flowers). These absorb the active ingredients and contribute to the health of the plant.|
|Bioestimulants Algimar Gel.||Excellent fertilizer that can be used in irrigation and as foliar fertilizer. Contains seaweed extract from fresh Ascophyllum nodosum algae.|
|Vitivid orchid bioactivator.||The Vitavid Orquídeas is a powerful biostimulator to help the plant to overcome situations of abiotic stress, acting as an enzymatic activator of metabolic processes: it improves the growth of the plant and the absorption of nutrients.|
3- Phytosanitary products: Insecticides, Fungicides.
|Extracto natural de Neem.||Natural insecticide. Ideal in treatment and prevention of pests and insects. Natural product obtained from the seeds of the Azadirachta indica tree, known as the Neem tree. It acts by contact on the insects in which it regulates the molting processes in the larvae, breaking its life cycle. It also causes repellency effects and inhibition of insect feeding.|
|Specific insecticide for orchids.||Insecticide. Controls pests of insects, mites, cochineal, etc.|
|Neudo – Vital LPU. Natural fungicide for the treatment of fungi.||Fungicide. It prevents the appearance of powdery mildew, rust, brotitis, anthracnose and others.Strengthens the plant preventing fungal diseases in roses, ornamentals and horticultural. It has no harmful effect on the health of people and animals.|
Tools And Other Materials
Technology For Our Orchids
I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide. I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.