Warning : Buying orchids that took from forest have effects more than you think
Orchid species is very attractive. Each species have completely different attractive points, some species have cute flowers and some have lovely leaves and form. Now, there are many hobbyists that grow and collect orchid species. Some people buy orchid species from legal farms (legal farms have to have permit about growing orchid species from government) but some people buy orchid species from illegal farm who sell orchid species that took from forest. If you buy orchid species from illegal farm, you must realize that your orchid collection is dangerous.
Here are effects from orchid species that took from forest.
1.Orchids that took from forest is hard to plant and take care because the environment that appropriate for them is the forest not your greenhouse. If you want orchid species you should buy them from legal farm because they will make a healthier flask and sale the orchid plant that appropriate to plant in green house.
2.A lot of diseases come with wild orchids especially fungi. Fungi can harm your orchids. Infected orchids will show many symptoms of disease like irregular yellow spots on leaves or flowers, rotten roots, black rots on pseudo bulbs etc. If your orchids are infected with fungi, you should treat them as fast as you can because fungi is easily spread to other orchids and they can kill orchids.
3.There is dangerous fungi that normally find on wild orchids is Sclerotium rofsii. (learn more about Sclerotium rofsii….)
4.If you buy orchids from illegal farm who sell orchid species that took from forest, It will support them to take more wild orchids from the forest and many wild orchid will lost.
This is reasons that you shouldn’t buy orchids from illegal farm who sell orchid species that took from forest. However, if you still want to buy orchids from illegal farm who sell orchid species that took from forest, I hope you are lucky. Take care yourself and your orchids.