Since climate is the most important factor in the growing cycle of all plants, it goes without saying that exotic flowers are the most difficult to cultivate. They are sensitive to the utmost limit to any climate change and they can only be kept outside in the garden, for landscaping purposes only during the warm season. Furthermore, depending on the globe area that exotic flowers come from, they have a particular level of humidity that is held optimum for survival and development. Colorful and rare plants definitely bring a great satisfaction to any cultivator, but keeping them in proper conditions surely requires lots of work.
Tropical and subtropical plants are the ones usually labeled as exotic flowers, and, for an adequate development, they mainly require the gardener to have some advanced flower knowledge in the field. Presently, modern technology allows us to grow almost any type of plant we want, no matter how sensitive to climate it would be; nevertheless, it is up to each and every plant lover to decide whether growing some rare exotic flowers is worth the effort or not. Besides the utmost care and professional procedures that need to be followed, there is also the money issue to be taken into consideration; costs are pretty high if we speak in terms of technological equipment designed for special plant growth.
The most advantageous and easy to grow are tropical exotic flowers used for landscaping; they are easy to take care of and give one less trouble when it comes to watering devices. If you'd like to adorn your garden with some colorful exotic flowers, there are great numbers of plant varieties that naturally grow in more desert-like areas. Such species require minimum watering efforts without any additional supplements at all; consequently, with a little care, you'll be having exotic flowers blooming all year round in the most amazing of colors.
Before deciding what exotic flowers to grow in your greenhouse or garden, make a search on the Internet and find data on their natural growing conditions. Then, compare information with the real environment you'd be offering to such plants. Some very dedicated gardeners even have their garden soil analyzed in detail in order to determine its adequacy for exotic flowers cultivation; moisture, mineral chart, oxides and many other substances can influence the choice of landscaping elements. If you don't have time to take care of your plants, you'd better not buy some exotic flowers that merely look great in a pot. If you want a different kind of essence or smell in your house then you should try exotic flowers and add them to your floral arrangement of normal flowers. Creating a new smell in the house is not impossible, you maybe used to the smell of tulips, roses and irises among others does not mean you cannot add a different flower to the miss to mix up the small a bit.
Some of these exotic flowers are so strong they might just over power the others. There are several kinds of exotic flowers in the market today include the orchid and crab claws which we are more acquainted to. Then there are the Begonias which are known as the bread and cheese plant and are edible and can be used as a salad dressing. Then there are the unusual flowers like the Anthuriums, or the Ostrich Plume Ginger flower.
Uses of exotic flowers are limitless; you can use them in floral arrangements for weddings as well as in funerals. Dinner parties are also a good use for exotic flowers and you can style up the party by serving the bread and cheese plant in one of your salads.
Creating a good floral decor is what makes the place smell memorable and the party look beautiful and exotic. If you are not sure what flowers to use then you should consult your florist they can help you mix and much up your floral arrangements and also help you chose the right kind of flower for your decor. Diseases can infect plants, and unfortunately orchids are no exception. It won't happen very often but it's good to know how to detect the warning signs so that you can intervene and save your orchid from any more heart ache than it deserves. Early detection of orchid disease is the key to ensuring your plant makes it through.
It is a good practice to check your orchids at least once every week for signs of possible orchid diseases or potential threats. Like with humans, it is best to spot trouble early on so that you can manage the problem and stop it from elevating to the next level of trouble.
In general, there are three parts of your orchid that may show signs of disease. These are in the flowers, the leaves or the root. I will give you a quick run down of each.
Disease in Orchid Flowers
The orchids beauty is contained in its flowers, and it is for this reason that you can usually spot diseases here first. If your orchid has some sort of sickness you can usually tell by one of the following symptoms:
- Spotting of Flowers
- Flowers With Punctures
- Flowers With Mottled Colors
- Bruised Flowers
- Rapid Wilting Of The Flower
Disease of Orchid Leaves
It is common to see discoloration of an orchids leaves when they are suffering from orchid disease. some of the most common changes of color will be:
All of these colors indicate that your orchid may be suffering from a disease and may need to be looked at in more depth.
Disease of Orchid Roots
If the roots of the orchid become diseased it can be a devastating blow to the plant. The roots are the heart and soul of the orchid and without them in healthy shape your orchid will not be able to bloom. The best time to look out for this is when you are re potting your orchid. Take note of any 'root rot' or deterioration and if you notice this take steps to remedy it . Usually root rot is caused by over watering or leaving the pot media stagnant for too long.