A very bright orchid, which in the form of its flowers has preserved the features of wild orchids. It blooms approximately every 8 months with flowering for about 1.5 months. The plant forms pseudobulbs, which means that this orchid is easier to pour than to dry. Oncidium willingly blooms in room conditions only if a month-long dry period is observed, at the moment when a new sprout begins to form a pseudobulb. It blooms with delicate inflorescences collected from numerous yellow-brown flowers, the shape of which resembles dancing dolls. So it is often called by the people. In order to make your orchid comfortable, it is usually grown in flat pots with shallow bark. Continue reading
Orchid is one of the largest plant families, which, according to various sources, has from 750 to 800 genera and almost 35 thousand species. And this is as much as a tenth of all the plants on our planet. Despite the difference in climatic conditions in which orchids grow, their survival mechanisms are almost the same. So, the vast majority of orchids are epiphytes, that is, plants, all parts of which are in the air. In the growth zone they occupy all the free space – in the crown of trees, on branches, in places of branching and crevices of thick trunks, they hang on vines. Anyone who has ever visited countries with a tropical climate clearly understands this picture. Continue reading
Most often, a classic sphagnum is chosen for florariums, creating a dense and very bright coating. But wet florarium is suitable for mosses of different species, which can be found in any pet shop and department for aquarium owners, and the choice is not limited either by the degree of “curliness” or by color (except for classic greens, you will even find mosses with “metallic” effects). But it will be possible to grow mosses in the florariums only if constant humidity and rather damp conditions are maintained in it. It is also advisable to use acidic soil, which must be poured over a common substrate. But mosses are perfectly combined with most other hygrophilous plants. Continue reading
Florariums are one of the most spectacular ways of landscaping the interior. Decorative, impeccable in appearance, requiring minimal care, but at the same time bringing us closer to nature, like classical plants, these gardens in glass vessels conquer more and more flower growers and designers. And although decorative elements in florariums of any format are no less important, plants still remain the “soul” of mini-terrariums. For such compositions, they really should be special – expressive, vibrant and stylish.
For general information about the types of florariums, the basic principles of their creation, read the material: Terrariums for plants, or Florariums. Continue reading
Tip 3. Smart watering orchids
The love of orchids and their tropical origin should not mislead you. In most cases, orchids are sufficient to water about once a week. It is better to water the orchid by immersion in water or by the method of showering, while the first method is much simpler and more reliable. A pot of orchid is immersed in a container with rain or other soft water so that the substrate is well saturated with moisture (no more than 20-30 minutes). If you are lucky and your tap water is not hard and suitable for taking care of indoor plants, then you can even turn the plants under the tap or soak an earthen clod with a shower, but remember that the water should never be cold. As soon as the water completely saturates the substrate, carefully remove the container on a stand or pan and let all excess water drain (it should not stagnate around the roots of orchids and remain in the pan). Continue reading