White, pink and purple shades of inflorescences are considered classic orchid flowers. But the orange color is still exotic.
There are at least 50 varieties of this unusual beauty in the world. These flowers can range in color from bright yellow to fiery.
The article describes in detail about these flowers, their varieties, varieties and features of maintenance and care.
What is this flower?
This orchid color really exists... And its tint variety is great. Shades range from dark yellow with a slight orange tint to almost scarlet. There are varieties whose inflorescences are colored orange with fragments of pink or red, for example, a contrastingly colored flower lip.
This color palette is not the prerogative of any one variety. Thanks to selection, many varieties of orchids have been bred, the list of colors of which has an orange tone. The most popular types of orchids that have bred orange-colored flowers are:
When purchasing a plant, you should be aware of unscrupulous florists who paint flowers with a syringe.
Important! When purchasing an orchid of a rare color, make sure that there are no puncture marks under the leaves, on the peduncle or on the neck of the flower, and the roots have a natural, green-silver color.
Existing varieties: description and photo
Phalaenopsis Surf Song
Surf Song is distinguished by dense, large flowers measuring 8 - 9 centimeters... Inflorescence of a gentle, orange-pinkish tone of a moderate, not very bright shade with a crimson lip and a white center. Sometimes there are reddish dots on the petals. On the reverse side, the petals are golden yellow. The peduncle grows in length up to 70 centimeters.
Watch a video detailing this type of orchid:
Phalaenopsis Brother Sara Gold
It has medium-sized inflorescences of 3-4 cm with rounded petals. The shape of the inflorescence is somewhat different from the standard for Phalaenopsis. The color ranges from golden to golden orange with pinkish orange dots or longitudinal stripes. The lip is pink with a white center. Grows up to 35 cm in height.
You can look at the Brother Sara Gold orchid in this video:
Wanda Natcha Tangelo
Plants of this species are moody, but popular for their pure shades.which range from bright orange to coral. Natcha Tangelo is distinguished by an even, moderate orange shade with a darker middle color, the flowers are very large, from 5 to 10 centimeters.
The plant is tall. It grows from 60 cm to 1.5 meters, taking into account the roots hanging down with a "beard".
Brassada Orange Delight
Brassade as a species is distinguished by unusual, long and narrow petals.... Orange Delight is a bright, yellow-orange hybrid with dense spots of a dark, red-orange hue. The inflorescences themselves are large, up to 9 cm, the peduncle rises to a height of 40 centimeters.
Further video about the Brassada Orchid Orange Delight:
Ascocenda Yip Sum Wah
Ascocenda is a hybrid species. Yip Sum Wah has a moderately bright, evenly distributed orange hue. The flowers are small enough for an orchid, 3.5 - 5.5 centimeters. Differs in abundant flowering even among orchids - 25 - 30 inflorescences fit on one peduncle. In height, the plant stretches from 30 to 60 centimeters.
Orchid care should be appropriate for the species to which the plant belongs.
- Phalaenopsis are planted on a substrate of a mixture of bark and sphagnum moss... Keep the plant on a windowsill on the west or east side. The minimum permissible temperature in winter is + 14 degrees. Summer temperatures should be between + 24 and + 30 degrees. Needs abundant watering on a completely dried substrate, and in the summer - additionally and frequent spraying.
The flower is propagated vegetatively by cutting off the young shoot on the peduncles. This shoot should be transplanted separately after root emergence.
- It is preferable to keep Wanda in hanging baskets... Watering a Wanda orchid depends on where the plant is kept. If Wanda is contained on a substrate, this substrate is watered abundantly after it has completely dried out. The plant in glass vases is given regular baths with the roots immersed in water for 20 minutes. Then the water is drained.
The orchid requires daily temperature changes with the maintenance of daytime temperatures within + 20 + 25 degrees, and air humidity at 60 - 80%. Needs diffused rays of the sun for 12 - 14 hours.
Important! The roots of the Wanda orchid must not be covered, otherwise they will rot.
Reproduces in a vegetative way. At the base of an adult flower, daughter rosettes are formed. When these rosettes release their own roots, they are separated and planted on a substrate of a mixture of bark and sphagnum. After the active formation of the root system, the flower is placed in a basket or glass vase with open roots, where it is kept.
- Brassada loves shade, moisture and coolness... The recommended temperature regime is + 16 + 25 degrees with daily temperature drops. The plant is propagated by division, according to the same principle as Wanda. The plant should be kept on a substrate of bark and sphagnum.
- Ascocenda is kept with an open root system on the ground or block... It is watered by immersion, in the same way as Wanda. The plant requires twelve hours of lighting and strong temperature changes from + 16 to +27 degrees, with an air humidity of 80%. The plant has a very sensitive root system, which is why it is not recommended to transplant it unless absolutely necessary.
Theoretically, it can reproduce in a split-like manner, like Wanda, but lateral shoots appear extremely rarely. More often the plant is propagated by apical cuttings, which does not always end in success.
Top dressing of various types of orchids does not have any significant nuances and, moreover, does not depend on their color. These plants need frequent feeding, every 2-3 watering. This is done using special formulations that can be bought at any gardening store.
You should not feed the plants when:
- during active flowering;
- plant diseases;
- during the rest period.
Pests and diseases
Several dangers threaten orange orchids. Among them:
- root rot;
- bacterial lesions;
- damage to leaves due to improper care.
Bacterial lesions can be localized by cutting off the damaged areas and lubricating the cut with iodine. In case of viral diseases, it is impossible to save the orchid; you will have to destroy the plant in order to prevent infection of other flowers. Fungal lesions are treated with substances like Fundazole.
Root rot is eliminated by urgent pruning of rotten areas, treating the roots with a disinfectant solution and replacing the substrate. Insects on an orchid are eliminated by treating the plant with special means and replacing the substrate.
The orange orchid does not have any difficulties in care, which are not typical for flowers of a more traditional color. There are both quite feasible phalaenopsis in growing for beginners, and more exotic and capricious varieties that require experience and special conditions from the gardener.