Sunday, March 30, 2008
Spider mites are not insects but are more closely related to ticks and spiders. Their common name is derived from their ability to produce silk, which most species spin on host plants. Mites are tinyCabout the size of the period at the end of this sentence. They can also be very prolific, which is why infestations often go unnoticed until plants exhibit significant damage.
Treatment wow banyaknye mites....malathion kurang berkesan untuk mites...mites ialah sejenis sucking insect...kalao sia, biasa menggunakan
1. Neem Oil Emulsion
2. ALBAROL ( kelas 4)
Cara : Rendamkan atau spray keseluruhan pokok yg terkena jangkitan.. ulang 3 hari sekali sehingga tiada jangkitan baru dapat di kesan...
Pokok masih boleh survive setelah rawatan diberikan secara sempurna.
Nampak pokok tuan pdox tu ialah dari genus Paphiopedilum tuuuu......
advised from khairimd from http://oapm.proboards52.com/
pictures courtesy of
paradox from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orchidhelp&thread=1206546505&page=1
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Found this orchids in Camera Highlands, being sold by Orang Asli.Normally found on tree trunks in shady forest between 700 meter up to 1000 meter. A miniature sized, warm to hot growing epiphytic species with ovate, strongly 4 angled, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, thin, oblong, apically blunt, shortly petiolate leaves that blooms on a basal, thin, wiry, semi-pendulous, 2 3/4" to 4.1" [7 to 11 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence carrying scented flowers.
pictures courtesy of S_annuar from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=orchids&thread=1206520522&page=1
Monday, March 24, 2008
pictures courtesy of
Friday, March 07, 2008
Widely distributed in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra (East & West Coasts), Java (West), Borneo (Kalimantan, Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei), Philippines, Sulawesi (Minahassa), Maluku A lowland orchids and normalyy found near riverbanks where the Altitude: Sea Level - 1500m.The Pseudobulbs is close together to a few cm apart, appr 15 x 2 cm, 2 leaves appr 27 x 6 cm
Picture courtesy of khairimd http://exoticgallery.fotopic.net/c1220304_49.html
One of many species that is widely found in Malaysia and also neighboring countries, such as Sumatra, Java and Borneo in primary forest and humid places, between 600 - 2000m above sea level.
Briefly the plant pseudobulbs is placed 3cm or more apart on the creeping rhizome, 3-4 x 2.5cm, smooth an round when young, slightly flattened. Whereas the leaves are broadly lanceolate, about 20-25 x 6-12cm.
The flower inflorescences arised from it rhizome, penducle and pedicel together 20cm or more long, each bearing single flower, with 6 - 8cm broad, yellow, striped and flushed red
This species varies very much throughout its range, in particular in coloring and the petal length.
Picture courtesy of khairimd from http://oapm.proboards52.com/
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Still remember back in 2006, I managed to buy some plant and till todate, still not managed to grow it.
The picture courtesy from email@example.com from http://www.flickr.com/photos/orchid_trekker
The plant is slightly similar to bulbophyllum vaginatum, with some exception, ie the plant has slight trail of purplish color either on the leaf or the bulbs. Suggesting that the name is purpurecense.
Picture courtesy of firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/orchid_trekker/155404943/
The single lightly scented flowers have a straight lip that is highly mobile, where this on of many reason the flowers will get easily pollinated by insects.
The bulb to the end of leaf normally around 15 cm with stiff leaf. A hot growing species that requires, hot conditions, shade, frequent waterings and fertilizings as well as high humidity.
Pictures and plants and flower.... courtesy from orchid_trekker http://www.flickr.com/photos/orchid_trekker/156186132/
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Bulbophyllum virescensThe plant has a long and slender psudobulb, whereas the leave is soft and big. Normally found around waterfalls areas on top of rock boulders, covered with dead leaves and damp areas. This lowland orchids is widely found in Malaysian jungles, normally near riverbanks, on top of rock boulders, under canpoies, with 60 % light penetration.
The flowers give strong smell resembling dried fish or "ikan masin"
The plant in hand !...
Luckily, the plantations owner was not keen on this plant, but rather keen on the rubber its self!.
The flower is long and slender, while the plant it self looks more to bulbophyllum vaginatum?... dont think so!..
The flower courtesy of TheOman from http://oapm.proboards52.com/index.cgi?action=recent
Bulbophyllum lasianthum orchids is one of the largest type of bulbophylum species in Malaysia. The leaves can reach up to 2 feets, and normally found on top of rock boulders under tree shades, beside river banks.
The flowers emit a strong stench , similar to dried fish or 'ikan masin' as called by the locals. Interesting?... well it depends...
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Sunday, March 02, 2008
Unfortunately, till to date, the plant simply refused to flower.Shall the medium be replaced or need to give the correct fertiliser?.
Noticed the bulb which is smooth and little bit hairy?
For the flower, refer to http://zanaf.dyndns.biz/Bulbophyllum/Bulb_lobbii1.htm
The flowers emit a strong stench , similar to dried fish or 'ikan masin' as called by the locals.
In one of my trips to a famous recreation area in Pahang, this bulbophyllum was found almost every where, either on the ground, on tree trunks and also on top of rock boulders, where, mostly, the area is shaded from direct sunlight. Where, the flowers is emitting a strong stench, finding it will not be so difficult.
For the flowers, refer to http://zanaf.dyndns.biz/Bulbophyllum/Bulb_lasianthum1.htm"
Friday, February 29, 2008
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
Mealybugs - the white bugs!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Spathoglottis plicata - The flower
Spathoglottis plicata - the plant
Spathoglottis plicata alba
The pseudo bulb to leave is about 25 cm, where the color of the leaves is light green
It grows as epiphyte and can be found up to 500 meter altitude. the plant normally grow up to 30 cm and it flowers normally between Oct to Nov.
Aerides Photo courtesy of Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Page.
Orchids found in highland, will have bigger flower compared to the lowland orchids, thus, dont be suprised if the flowers found in Cameron Highlands is bigger compare found at Tapah.
The plant can grow up to 200 cm, and enjoy full sunlight, thus making it a good garden plant since it is free flowering.
Photo from http://www.aquagemorchids.com/aquagemorchids/pic/17.jpg
2 species of bulbophylum were found:
Yet another small bulbophylum found togther:
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:
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
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
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
Like light shade and normaly flowers all year long except from Dec to Feb.