There are many fans of Phalaenopsis Zambia orchids. These exotic flowers spread throughout Europe after the discovery of the continents, from where they were brought by travelers. Bright, unusual representatives of exotic flora were found in the tropics.
- Zambia variety description
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Zambia cultivar description
The name of the flower comes from the name of the African country where this species of phalaenopsis was discovered. According to the description, the petals of the Zambia orchid have a light lilac hue, stems and leaves
Zambia is a multi-flowered plant with long peduncles collected in a brush. The shape of the petals resembles a butterfly with spread wings that gradually open during flowering. Its duration is several months. Often this variety of orchids has 2 to 4 peduncles at the same time.
The flowers of Zambia differ in shades, from lightest to saturated dark. They are:
A contrasting lip among the petals emphasizes the beauty of the tiger and netted Phalaenopsis varieties.
Life span plants – 10-15 years.
During the first half of daylight the plant exudes a light pleasant aroma. The compact size of the bushes, the constant growth of flower-bearing formations and twigs make it possible to breed this variety at home, in greenhouses and workrooms for room decoration and as an element of decor, as well as for sale.
For good development and stable flowering, the orchid should be in a place where there is fresh air, but drafts are excluded.
If there is heat with a temperature of 35 ° C or higher, phalaenopsis is transferred to cooler place, lightly sprayed from the root down to the leaves to create the optimum level of humidity. Make sure that there is no accumulation of moisture on outlets. Good ventilation should be provided in the room.
Shortened daylight hours stimulate the development of flowers. Zambia does not tolerate direct sunlight, nor can one over-fill the roots with water, cool them, or subject them to temperature extremes. The plant feels good in partial shade, like in rainforests.
Watering should not be abused, although the orchid loves moisture. The soil substrate should be moderately moist, periodically necessary to dry it to prevent decay.
Zambia is watered with softened water, settled at room temperature. Watering is less common in winter, without overdrying the land.
Phalaenopsis Zambia is fertilized in the warm season (May-September), so that provoke flowering. To do this, irrigate with a complex solution approximately every 10 days.
Reproduction and transplantation
Transplantation is carried out when the phalaenopsis outgrows the pot with the root system and, as the substrate decomposes, the soil is depleted . This procedure is carried out not often every 2 years.
For transplantation, a mixture of moss, pine peels, coal and soil is made. Flower cultivation is carried out by young shoots – children – or by dividing the outlet in the center. For breeding use a basal rosette with double-row fleshy leaves.
Exotic orchid variety Zambia from the family of Phalaenographs is an excellent example of life-loving home plants with high decorative qualities. An orchid is propagated by dividing or inoculating children. Watering sparingly, kept in a dark place, where drafts are excluded.
Caring for this variety of orchids is simple. It will decorate any room, give the interior grace and sophistication, create an atmosphere of harmony.