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Roezliella – a genus of flowering plant belongs to the orchid family, Orchidaceae.




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Roezliella is a genus of orchids belonging to the orchid family, Orchidaceae. This is a genus of flowering plants. They are classified as:
– Kingdom: Plantae
-(unranked): Angiosperms
-(unranked): Monocots
– Order: Asparagales
– Family: Orchidaceae
– Genus: Roezliella

The species of this genus are:
– Roezliella dilatata (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
– Roezliella ibis Schltr.
– Roezliella lehmanniana (Kraenzl.) Schltr.
– Roezliella malleifera (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
– Roezliella reversa (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
– Roezliella wallisii (Rchb.f.) Schltr.

Growing and Caring conditions for Roezliella
– Select a location which receives natural sunlight.
– Care should be taken that the location is not too hot.
– Indirect light is preferred in summer.
– Plant the orchid in the location.
– Water the orchid well.
– Care should be taken, not to overwater the orchid.
– Keep the orchid moist.
– Plant blooms in the fall to spring.
– Repotting annually is better for some orchids.
– Plant the orchid in a potting mix of mulch for tropical plants.
– Fertilize the orchid with plant food that is specific for orchids.
– Control the way roots get their oxygen because it is an important factor when they grow.
– This plant needs rich and fertile soil.
– This plant needs well draining soil.
– Add tree fern fibers (for small plants), several pieces of coarse fir bark, or sphagnum moss for draining.
– Dead growth and branches should be removed.

The following fungal and bacterial infections are known to attack the plant.
– Leaf spot is caused by Colletotrichum and Gleosporium.
– Leaf blight – caused by Pythium.
– Collar blocth – caused by Penicilium thomii.
– Collar rot – caused by Sclerotium.
– Orchid wilt – caused by Sclerotium rolfsli.

To avoid the above, fungicides like Captan, Dithane, Agrosan and Ceresan are very effective.
– More than 32 diseases are known to occur on orchids with the most common are Cymbidium mosaic virus.
– All infected plants should be isolated to prevent spreading of the disease for avoiding.
– The most commonly reported insects pests on orchids are thrips, aphids, spidermite, soft scale, mealy bugs, orchid weevil, snail and slugs.
– They feed on tender young shoot, suck the sap and damage the young bud and shoot and also act as the carrier of different diseases.
– These can be controlled by effective insecticides like Parathion, Malathion, BHC, Aldrin, Dieldrin, etc. Metaldehyde has proved to be very effective in killing slugs and snails.





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