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Neem tree grow area

This is a discussion on Neem tree grow area within the OrchidTalk Members Grow Area - Photos forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I showed the plum tree may as well get the neem tree in too. My ...

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    I showed the plum tree may as well get the neem tree in too.
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    My daughter's bird house has a local Schomburkia (I think), there are also; ( I'm so fussy that I can actually name em ) A Den.Thongchai Gold-anchia Lubag ( don't think the last part is right) C. Gertrude Hauserman x Blc. Petch Siam, a UFO Den, a Blc.Chia Lin "New City" and a Blc. Tubtim Siam and a pot of tube roses.

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    I would think the Neem tree would keep away all the nasties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    I would think the Neem tree would keep away all the nasties?
    Oh yes, I too like the idea and its the safest spot ever also, by far the most pest free habitat for the orchids.

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    I trying to hatch some of the seeds to get a few more trees. Lots of people in the neighbourhood ask for the cuttings when I trim it. It's used for all sorts of things, mosquito repelant, diabetes, high blood pressure, a topical, etc, etc., most of that stuff I'm still learning about. It is great because I haven't had and buggies on those plants since I hung them there. I can't mount them on the tree though, they don't do so great on it, I figure the sap coming out the bark burns the orchid roots. The UFO den I had on it bloomed but the new roots would die off soon after they came out, so I took it off and I hung it in a net basket, its the same den in the last pic in the "Plum tree" thread, new roots, cane and a keiki. Go figure.

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    Will keep most of them away, but you know what, it is a whitefly and mealy bug magnet, atleast back in India where the plant originates, so we have insect species that can also parasitize it, host-parasite co-evolution in play.
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    I would think the Neem tree would keep away all the nasties?

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    By the way, the set-up looks gorgeous and very natural and ideal looking with plenty of wind, enough dappled light and comfortable RH for your plants. Nice spot !

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    I did have a white fly infestation a month or so ago but they weren't on the neem, the however made every other plant, including my orange and plum trees, miserable.

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    hahaha... that is great! Nice place to grow your orchids!

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Will keep most of them away, but you know what, it is a whitefly and mealy bug magnet, atleast back in India where the plant originates, so we have insect species that can also parasitize it, host-parasite co-evolution in play.
    Thanks for giving me the heads up I'll be keeping an eye out for those critters.

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