Pests is a nuisance animal of plant. Which can lead to impaired growth, can even cause plant death. We must control orchid plant pests. However, orchid plants tend to be more resistant to pests. Especially orchids with good care. Plant hygiene and environmental conditions are well maintained. Plant growth and controlled properly maintained.
Orchid plant pests, suggesting that these plants received less attention from the owner. Eradication of pests do not wait until widespread. So that the ill effects from pests can be avoided. With the control and supervision each day, the early symptoms of pest attack can be quickly detected. So that control measures are quickly done. Prevention is better to make prior to pest attack occurs.
Some pests of orchid plant:
1. The ants
Ants like to come in droves, while the orchid plants are budding or begin removing flower buds. Ants will bite the young shoots and flower buds. So that the injured part. Cell fluid that comes out from the wound as ant food. Thus the orchid plant will dehydrate the cells. Also provide opportunities arising wound fungi and bacteria to enter. Which will cause bud rot. The ants also damage the root system, biting the ends of the roots. Habits of the white ant carrying ticks, also damage the plants. The best way to avoid ant attacks by hanging pot. Can also flush with methadex solution. If ants are clustered in the pot can be done by immersion in a water pot.
2. Lice shield
These mites attack the leaves and suck the fluid cell. Lice are highly resistant shields and the main enemy of orchid hobbyists. Usually attached to the edge of the upper and lower leaves. Affected leaves will turn yellow, over time will brown and dead leaves. Pest control is done by spraying insecticides.
These mites will damage the flower buds. Aphids are still bullies orchid plant. But not a lot of damage. Aphids leave dirt on the stems and leaves. In the dirt will be overgrown by the fungus. Pest control is done by spraying insecticides.
4. White Lice
Fleas of small and reddish gray. There is of growing point and of hanging roots. These ticks are usually protects himself with fine materials such as white cotton. Bersymbiosis his life with ants. Control by insecticide spraying can be done.
The most frequent damage orchid plant is a snail. Damage caused by slug attack is quite large. Young roots, new shoots and flower buds are the most delicious food for this snail. orchid plant orchids month is the most frequently attacked by this snail. Usually launch their attacks at night. Control can be done by soaking the pot in a solution of 25 Diderin P. Or could the Methadex powder and sprinkled on pot
There are some information about controlling orchids pests. Pest will cause disruption of growth and flowering orchid plant. Even under severe conditions can cause death. Be aware of and control as early as possible. Taken of orchids grown for its beauty, both plant and flowers. So take care for orchid plant.