Choosing plants for the florarium (part 2)
Mosses 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…

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Top 5 Orchid Care Questions and Answers (part 3)
Air circulation Please also note that in the room where the orchids are kept, it is necessary to constantly maintain air circulation. It is useful to ventilate the room to…

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Ordinary Orchidariums
These are models without complex automatic control systems. They are actually a terrarium or a flower showcase with the usual elementary lighting and ventilation system, usually located at the top…

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pistachios

15 fruits we eat but don’t know how they grow (part 4)

12. Vanilla
Vanilla Powder and Pods
Real vanilla has little to do with vanilla or vanilla sugar, which we purchase in supermarkets for baking. It is indecently expensive, because its cultivation is very difficult, and the crops are meager – a maximum of two centners per hectare. Vanillin is a product of the chemical industry, and vanilla is the dried and powdered fruits of perennial orchid family vines.

This plant, encircling a tree, climbs to a height of 15 meters. The vanilla stem is very thin, and the leaves are fleshy and flat, long and oval.They grow immediately from the stem, which does not branch. Vanilla flowers bloom no more than one day. After fertilization, the ovary is detected only on the 7th – 9th month! The vanilla fruit is a narrow oblong cylinder about 25 cm long and a half cm wide with small seeds inside. The difficulties with growing vanilla are associated, first of all, with the problems of its pollination. Continue reading

Ordinary Orchidariums
These are models without complex automatic control systems. They are actually a terrarium or a flower showcase with the usual elementary lighting and ventilation system, usually located at the top…

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Top 5 Orchid Care Questions and Answers (part 1)
Perhaps every woman at least once received a blooming orchid as a gift. It is not surprising, because such a lively bouquet looks amazing, blooms and pleases the hostess for…

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How to tame a obstinate orchid (part 1)
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…

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Phalaenopsis tetraspis fragrance
Four-leaf Phalaenopsis, in contrast to varietal hybrids, surprises with a rather strong aroma. In it you can catch the alcoholic-cognac notes mixed with thin trails of lily of the valley…

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