Diseases, pests and growing problems
This is one of the most enduring orchids. Rot is the only thing that threatens it, with the exception of the risk of infection in severely neglected and affected collections,…

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7 beginner orchid care tips for beginners (part 1)
Passion for orchids is rightly called a very special field of floriculture. These amazing plants are so unique in their growth form, and in the type of rhizome, and in…

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Fertilizing and fertilizer composition
For phalaenopsis, four-shield feeding is not a mandatory departure point. This orchid blooms both with regular fertilizer application during the phase of active leaf growth and vegetation, and with only…

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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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Brassia
Almost all brassia (Brassia) smell sweet-cloying, but very difficult. They pleasantly surprise with the ability to envelop in a romantic cloud any medium room. The exception is the light aroma…

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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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List of the best spicy orchids (part 2)
6. Katasetum Fans of pastry art can easily recognize the smell of Catasetum (Catasetum) - rare orchids whose flowers smell like freshly baked rye bread and malt muffin. These are…

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