Ludisia

Ludisia

Life form Herbaceous, orchid
Family Orchidaceae
Origin Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, China
Ease of cultivation Easy with small difficulties
The size Not more than 25 cm tall
Growth rate Not very tall
Lifespan Perennial.
Temperature All the year round the temperature is 64,4-75,2 ° F. The plant is thermophilic.
Humidity Requires high humidity, optimally 70%, but easily adapts to air dry flats and it can withstand humidity of 50% or below. The plant should be sprayed several times a week with soft water.
Lighting Bright diffused light, it is best to grow on eastern / western windows, but can grow on the north window. It should be placed in  on the south window. In bright light, the leaves will become more pale.
The soil Suitable soil for Saintpaulia with addition of perlite and bark. One can take: 1 part of leaf land, 1 part of coarse-grained sand or perlite and 1 part of peat, 1 part of pine bark and 1 part of sphagnum. In general, these orchids are not picky and can grow in almost any type of soil. Always use a pot with a hole.
Watering Requires abundant watering, at least 2-3 times a week. The soil should be moderately moist at all times. In winter, watering should be shortened.
Fertilizer Once a month in spring and summer, feed a special fertilizer for orchids.
Reproduction Spring and summer apical cuttings, easily rooted in the light in the water. To prevent decay, it is better to add crushed coal to the water. Roots appear after 10-14 days.
Bloom Blooms in late autumn and winter.Small white flowers on a long peduncle.
Transfer Replant every year in the spring.
Features of care It is preferable to grow in hanging baskets or terrariums. Avoid drafts. For abundant branching, too long branches should be cut, but this makes it difficult to bloom.
Difficulties Perhaps the emergence of mealybugs, scabies, spider mites. It is infested with pests quite rarely. In cool humid conditions, problems with roots are possible. When there is a lack of light, the plants are stretched, with excess – the leaves turn pale and can lose the turgor.
Air cleaning
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