Orchids are mostly epiphytes. They have some mechanisms to survive when nutrient availability is limited. Also domesticating the epiphytic orchids potted plants is quite difficult. Nutrient management for orchids is also very difficult. Generally nutrient solutions are applied to orchids, once in a week or two. Like other crops, for orchid also, scientific studies have put their major emphasize on N, P and K, beside N, P, K-Ca and Mg also required in huge quantity for different orchids. Some reports on integrated nutrient management of orchids are also available.
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