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
Orchids from the category of rare and elite plants have become one of the most typical inhabitants of our interiors. Popularity did not diminish either their beauty or their particular appeal. But the mass representation of unpretentious varieties on the shelves still left their mark on the reputation of the plant. The fact that orchids are far from simple plants, began to be forgotten, as well as about various options for their cultivation. Indoor orchids can be contained in the substrate, and without it – and the choice is not always so obvious.
Methods for growing orchids at home
Orchids are grown in two ways – on the block (or its analogue) and in containers. Most often, the method is determined based on the characteristics of plants, although most indoor species allow you to choose it at your discretion. But other factors influence the choice of the method of planting orchids: Continue reading