The internal filling of the orchidarium is usually called the interior. These are so special objects that in their design, as a rule, they do not save on trifles and create highly decorative compositions imitating natural conditions that look like jungles or corners of wildlife in a display case. Imitation of the rainforest is a classic. For orchidarium, you can fantasize and experiment with style unlimitedly.
If orchidariums imitate the jungle, driftwood, branches, bark fragments, and other “blocks” imitating the usual for epiphytic orchids are usually introduced into it from the number of variants specially crafted and intended for growing epiphytic plants – from artificial imitations to natural models that require regular replacement. Continue reading
Orchids with an unpleasant aroma are by no means less than pleasantly smelling. The smells of such orchids are so special that it is difficult for them to find a place in the house.
Unpleasantly smelling orchids did not become popular and widespread, and usually only those who make multi-species collections buy them. And they often “forget” to report such a feature of plants in catalogs or in flower shops, advertising rare beauties.
One of the most repulsive aromas among orchids is the ciliated epidendrum (Epidendrum ciliare), the aroma of the flowers of which resembles sour vegetables or medicinal infusions. Continue reading
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 of arched brassia (Brassia arcuigera) with the smell of rotting meat, but surprisingly beautiful flowering.
Fragrant brassia captivates not only in size (up to 70 cm), but also in large pseudobulbs of a strongly oblate oval shape with sharp edges, partially hidden, with scales sitting very tightly in huge families. Long, wide, folded along, lanceolate, half-meter and stiff leaves at the top of the pseudobulb look very impressive.
And the arched peduncles growing from the base of the pseudobulb produce two rows of symmetrical and surprisingly graceful flowers resembling a spider with hard, spread out, narrow and sharpened petals in a thread. Continue reading