Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.29, Nov, Suppl, Issue, 2023; Page No.(S303-S306)

INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT CONTAINERS AND MEDIA ON GROWTH AND FLOWER YIELD OF DENDROBIUM ORCHID CV. ‘EARSAKUL’

G. Ashokkumar, A. Jaya Jasmine, S.T. Bini Sundar, M. Kumar, J.E. Adeline Vinila and P. Balasubramanian

Abstract

The present investigation entitled “Standardization of different containers and media on growth and flower yield of Dendrobium orchid cv. ‘Earsakul’ under shade net conditions in Floriculture Research Station, Thovalai, Tamil Nadu. The study results revealed that the highest vegetative and flower parameters was recorded in T8 - Perforated plastic pots with Coir compost + Brick pieces + Coconut husk + Charcoal+ Tiles pieces in equal parts viz., Plant height (9.26 cm) Leaf length (7.65 cm) No. of leaves per plant (8.74 cm) Leaf breadth (3.89 cm) Spike length (38.00 cm) Flowers Length (7.50 cm) Flowers Diameter (7.30 cm) No. of flowers per Plant (6.00) significant differences were observed among different containers and media on Dendrobium orchids cv. ‘Earsakul’. The lowest was recorded in the treatment T1 - Perforated mud pots with Coir compost Plant height (8.20 cm) Leaf length (7.17 cm) No. of leaves per plant (7.69 cm) Leaf breadth (3.48 cm) Spike length (27.00 cm) Flowers Length (6.80 cm) Flowers Diameter (6.00 cm) No. of flowers per Plant (3.00).