Brassia care at home
Brassia is a tropical Orchid that has many varieties.
Its characteristic features – extra long yellow-green sepals of the flowers on which surface there is a large amount of dark warts.
This plant has lateral buds which can be many or just a few flowers.
Cultivation of brassie
Location and lighting
In the summer this brassiu better to keep in partial shade, especially if it is growing in the South window. Direct sunlight really hurt her. In summer the plant should be in a well ventilated area because he needed fresh air.
The best temperature for brassii – temperate: in summer the day you need to maintain the temperature from +23 to +25°C and night – from +17 to +19°C. in Winter, provide cooler conditions: more than +18 degrees, day +14-16°C at night.
Watering and humidity
Watering the plant should be different depending on the time of year. In the summer when the Orchid is in active growth stage, watering should be abundant.
At this time, and it requires high humidity, so it should be regularly sprayed. In September and October reduce watering, paying attention to the fact that the soil does not dry out.
Starting in November and through the winter, the flower watering rarely, while keeping an eye to avoid wrinkled sheets and pseudobulb. During the rest brassia need spraying less often.
To plant grew well and bloomed, during the active growing season it needs a dressing. All spring every 2 weeks make a fertilizer rich in nitrogen.
In early summer required feeding with a higher content of phosphorus and potassium, which make them in the fall. After the end of the active growth and flowering fertilizer stop giving and not fed all winter.
Transplantation and propagation
Usually brassia needs a transplant in the spring. For this purpose, pots of clay, plastic, binding soil, good air permeability (can be specifically for orchids), and high porous drainage. Transplanting this Orchid, it is not much bury in the ground.
This plant is propagated by dividing the Bush. The processes are separated, cutting as close as possible to the parent pseudobulb.
There is another method of propagation is by seed, but in house conditions it is impossible to create the appropriate conditions.
Pests and fight with them
This plant is not too exposed to attack by pests. But sometimes in summer or spring it appears mealybug or soft cognoscitiva. To get rid of insects, plants treated with actellic, Malathion, or vozalona.