Features of growing orchids in pots
In pots they grow calenda, tunia, pleione, faience, flea, and all kinds of orchids that do not like the complete drying of the soil. If epiphytic species are planted in…

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Watering orchids after purchase
After acquiring a flower, he needs to go through a small quarantine. It consists in keeping the plant separate from others, protecting it from direct sunlight and eliminating top dressing.…

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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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Orchids with a dubious smell

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.

Epidendrum ciliated
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.

Epidendrum ciliated (Epidendrum ciliare)
This is a very bright orchid with an inflorescence similar to umbrellas or heads and a striking pale green color of elegant flowers, with filamentous sepals and petals and a fringed, feather-shaped, snow-white lip. Two-leaf pseudobulbs are club-shaped, leaves are elongated, up to 15 cm in total. The diameter of the flowers can exceed 8 cm.

Bakofillum Bulbofillum
Bulbophyllum bacari (Bulbophyllum beccarii) with an aroma that resembles a lot of mold or sewage, is considered a typical indole plant and requires an individual test: the smell of this orchid may or may not.

Bulbophyllum bacari (Bulbophyllum beccarii)
This is a very original orchid fearing overmoistening with ovoid pseudobulbs, very large, up to 45 cm in diameter, oval leaves folded below in the form of an “ear” or bowl for collecting water and large, up to 30 cm long inflorescences, consisting of hundreds sitting on long pedicels, fancy flowers with twisted petals, contrasting spotting and a yellow lip.

Bifrenaria
The smell of a rare bifrenaria orchid (Bifrenaria tetagona) also turns out to be too exotic – stale, moldy and swampy. This is a very beautiful and not so capricious orchid with yellowish ribbed pseudobulbs, hard oval leaves and straight peduncles that produce several watercolor flowers with wide-wavy petals and an unusual lip.
Bifrenaria (Bifrenaria tetagona)
Erangis (Aerangis)
Erangis
You should be very careful when buying any erangis orchid (Aerangis). The strong evening smell of these orchids can be both very pleasant – resembling ylang-ylang, lemon or spices – and surprisingly repulsive. Moreover, the smell is far from always perceived unambiguously.

When buying erangises, it is worth choosing only flowering plants and checking how you perceive the fragrance of this orchid. The appearance of erangis is charming, with drooping rare brushes similar to shining stars, snow-white, miniature flowers with lanceolate petals and a tiny lip.

 

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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Flowering phalaenopsis quadriceps
The flowering period of phalaenopsis tetraspis can be stretched, but the favorite flowering time of this orchid is spring and summer. The ability of phalaenopsis to develop further and to…

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Choosing plants for the florarium (part 1)
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…

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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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