Why does orchids die?.. after disecting a pot of spathoglottis, done by
S_anuar from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi? reveals that
the mealy bugs deep inside the pot is causing the plant dying.
Well he is applying neem oil bought at http://bgreenfertilizer.googlepages.com/tipmenanamorkiddimalaysia for the treatment.
Need to wait few weeks to be known
White traces on the roots
White traces found on the pot
Mealybusg - the white bugs!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Well, here are some photo on bulbophyllum meduse plant, See the psudobulb, What is the best media to growthis bulbophllum?
Well, some people is using perlite mix, (see this http://www.slippertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5435) and some will tied it on a tree bark. Mine?,... hemm still diffcult to maintain the growth on a piece of wood bark. Perhaps to try on perlite and some mix of paddy husks.
Picture courtesy of khairimd.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Distributed in Malaysia and quite abundant in lowland and found up to 1200 meters altitude. Normally found in huge masses with hard leathery leaves and pendulous inflorescences that may be up to 90 cm long.
Like light shade and normaly flowers all year long except from Dec to Feb.
Since the species is quite abundant in Malaysia, finding it is not difficult, in fact, when driving along Malaysian main road, just keep your eyes wide open, you may stumble with this species.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Commonly found in Malaysia, infact along the PLUS North South Expressway near the Menora Tunnel, this species can be found growing on the rocks boulders, where it is being exposed by 100 % sunlight.
The violet colour allows the plant to be seen from quite a distance. And the leaves is quite big, normally measured about 180 cm from the bulb.
The ability for self pollinated, allows the plant to be easily propagated. A clump of the is orchids, planted along fences, shall be good for making decorations around the garden.
An alba version is mostly sought by collectors. plicata alba!...
Image from http://mgonline.com/spathoglottisplicata01.jpg
A lowland orchids normally found on trees in Malaysia rainforest and cultivated land. Once found this orchids in a rubber trees plantations in Pahang. Rather small flower and the inflorescence a the stem apex where it produce a succession of single honey scented flowers.
A commonly and widely found orchids in Malaysia. In fact, most of the trees in Kuala Lumpur, the city of Malaysia, this orchids can be easily found.
Normally flowers after 7-9 days after long drought and follwed by heavy thunder storm, where the white flowers last only for a day with a nice fragrant.
The appearance of the flower buds resemble dove, thus, in Malay, it was called as orkid Merpati or Anggerek Merpati, where merpati is a dove.
Normaly it grow up to 150 cm from the base of it bulb.
Pesonally found this orchids on top of tree near a riverbank in Genting Highlands, where the recorded altitude is about 700 meters from sea level. The flower si about 3-7 cm wide which has a spicy scent, and with variation of clours, shape and markings.
The pseudo bulb to leave is about 25 cm, where the color of the leaves is light green.
A lowland orchids, found normally in swampy area. Till to date, still unfortunate to see it in situ. The clumps form untidy masses that will creep along and hang from tree trunks, where the pseudobulb is consider as thin with small and long leaves.
Found this orchids sold by Orang Asli stalls along Endau Rompin, Pahang main road, and yet to find it in northern part of peninsula malaysia.
A small species normally fund where the it need a 70 % light to grow. Another lowland orchids and found on tree branches over river banks.
The psudeobulb is about 1 cm and with hard leaves. where the colour of the flowers si long pale yellow or white flowers.
Found this orchids at common area in Sg Chamang waterfalls on top of rocks along side the river bank.
This lowland species can be found in Malaysia, normally, near riverbanks and normally found growing on top of big boulders where the sunlight penetration is about 30% and the rocks is covered with dead leaves.
A large plant and the flower give a pungent smell, similar to 'ikan masin'. The pseudobulbs to leave is about 45 cm and the limit are not rigid and quite broad.
Another lowland orchids that can be found in Malaysia. Normally found along the riverbanks on tree branches, where more sunlight is available.
Usually flowers several times a year and slightly bigger than bulbophyllum vaginatum.
Physically, the plant is about 20 cm from bulb to leave, where the bulb is slightly brownish in colour and with sharp edges, unlike vaginatum where the bulb edges is more smooth.
Photo by khairimd from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?board=orchids&action=display&thread=1197862595&page=3
A lowland orchids and is widely found in Malaysia. Small flowers but when a colony of it blooms, it just spectacular to view it. Normally the flowering sessions is 2 to 3 times a year and last for 2-4 days, without giving any visible scent.
Some details of the plant:
Length from bulb to leave is about 12 cm. Normally with hard leaves textures. Single bulb normally will have single leave.
Photo by khairimd fromhttp://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?board=orchids&action=display&thread=1197862595&page=3
Saturday, February 16, 2008
My trip to Langkawi Island, North of Malaysia, sometimes in December 2006, allows me to explore the orchids on the island. On top of Gunung Mat Cincang, where it accesible using the cable car, few species of orchids were found at the height of almost 708 meters.
Among of the species found are:
A walk along the Pantai Cenang of Langkawi Island, up north of Malaysia, reveals some orchids, which barely survive along the sea side, merely a few meters away from the sea level.
2 species of bulbophylum were found:
Yet another small bulbophylum found togther: