Description of Yellow Orchid

The yellow orchid is also known as phalaenopsis. A fragrant orchid with bright yellow flowers will decorate any room.

  1. Variety description
  2. Growing
  3. Planting
  4. Care
  5. Diseases and pests
  6. Pest control
  7. Pest control
  8. Prevention
  9. Conclusion

Variety description

The length of the peduncle varies from 10 cm to 1 m Saturated green leaves reach 20 cm in length.Yellow petals may have a red strip of roses. with a white or white middle.

Flowering time – 1-3 months, provided proper care. Yellow orchid can produce about 80 flowers for the entire period. The roots of the plant absorb moisture from the air.


An orchid with yellow petals adapts well to room conditions, it can’t be grown there in an apartment or house. The plant is unpretentious, and does not require special growing conditions. The main thing is plenty of light and proper watering.


A transparent pot is the best choice for a flower with aerial roots. In such a container, good air circulation. It makes it possible to control the state of the substrate. An important component for growing indoor flowers is a properly prepared substrate.It should include moist moss and brown bark.

Also pieces of charcoal, peat with small fir cones are added to it. At home, it is not difficult to find a suitable place to grow a flower: choose the most lighted.

Propagation by seeds

To grow an orchid using seeds is a difficult procedure that requires a lot of patience and diligence. Glass tubes or flasks are suitable for growing. They are disinfected. Next, a nutrient medium is selected.

Before sowing, the seeds are sterilized by placing in 2% peroxide for 10 minutes. Then, having collected them with a pipette along with the liquid, they are evenly poured over the entire surface of the nutrient medium. Tanks with planted seeds are placed on a well-lit surface, the temperature should not fall below 20 ° C. After a year, the sprout is transplanted into specially prepared soil.

Growing by a sprout

Propagation of an orchid by shoots is easier than by seed. After the cut, the baby is placed in a container with an activated carbon solution and the water is tinted with an antiseptic dye. Every 2 weeks the water is changed.

When the shoot takes root, it is planted in a substrate prepared from the bark of a tree and charcoal. The container must transmit light; a transparent pot or plastic cup is suitable for this. Expanded clay is placed at the bottom, and the surface is covered with wet moss. Watering in the first 3 days is not carried out. After the sprout grows into an adult plant, it is transplanted into a more spacious pot.


Phalaenopsis absorbs moisture from the air, so high humidity in the soil does not harm it. Watering should be moderate. It is better to use filtered or rain water.

If the flower does not have enough light, it will bloom much less often and will put all its strength into growing leaves. The yellow flower feels good at a temperature of 20 ° C-25 ° C. The temperature difference is not more than 3 ° C-5 ° C.

Nutrition for the orchid is necessary. It is fertilized 2 times a month, in winter and summer – once a month. The orchid is fed during the growth period and during flowering. The names of some fertilizers:

  • “Fasco”;
  • “Agricola”;
  • “Brexil Combi”;
  • “Pokon” ;
  • “Dr. Foley.

Feeding is easy to produce using pine bark and moss on your own.

A transplant is done every 3-4 years. During the transplantation, it is important not to damage the roots – they are carefully separated from the walls of the past capacity, all decayed roots are cut off, then the root system is washed. Next, the flower is placed in a larger pot with new soil and substrate.

Diseases and pests

There are many diseases, as well as pests: powdery mildew, spotting, anthrazone, fusareous rot, rust, sooty mushrooms, aphids, whitefly, thrips, mealybug. To determine what is with the flower, the condition of its leaves will help.

Fungal diseases cover the leaf with white spots, similar to powder. In case of rot disease, the roots or pre-root system of the plant are covered with black, gray or brown rot. The pest is determined in the same way.

Disease control

A solution of colloidal sulfur or Skor helps in the treatment of diseases. Spraying with this solution, the flower can be saved from powdery mildew. In cases of rust, the Mikasan and Ritomil preparations help. In case of fungal disease, the root system is treated with funzadol or a mixture of benlat. If the plant has undergone rot, it is sprayed with fungicide. All areas affected by the disease are cut out and treated with coal dust.

Pest control

To control the pests, the pot is lowered into the basin with water to the brim and left for 10 minutes . Then he is taken out from there and treated with a special drug.

The drug Fitoverm helps against the tick and mealybug. “Aktar” helps against thrips: spend 3 sprays in 10 days. All damaged or fallen leaves are removed.


Most diseases of the flower appear due to poor care of it.

Lack of moisture infects the flower with pests, and if the humidity is high, the plant is likely to be susceptible to disease. The best prevention is strict adherence to watering and regular ventilation of the room.Every few days, the leaves are wiped and monitor the condition of the soil. Sometimes orchid is sprayed with phytoverin.


Yellow phalaenopsis orchids are a beautiful plant that has a yellow flower (sometimes in pink speck ) Yellow petals, a red or orange middle – a great advantage of this type of orchid.They require careful care, but at home it is not difficult to care for him. In return, they fill the house with a wonderful aroma and cozy atmosphere.

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