Fertilizing and fertilizer composition
They feed the plant only during active vegetation. When the orchid grows new pseudobulbs, leaves and flower stalks, a half-reduced portion of fertilizers is added to the water (compared to…

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7 beginner orchid care tips for beginners (part 2)
Tip 3. Smart watering orchids The love of orchids and their tropical origin should not mislead you. In most cases, orchids are sufficient to water about once a week. It…

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Rules for planting orchids on the block and in the substrate
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…

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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 sympodial orchids with oval pseudobulbs very densely pressed to each other, resembling cigars with a pointed end to many (they can grow up to 20 cm in length).

Catasetum
Even young pseudobulbs are leafy even at rest, from the second year lanceolate leathery leaves with longitudinal veins fall off. This deciduous orchid produces simultaneously large male, up to 12 cm in diameter, and small female flowers.

Only the first ones can boast of high decorativeness – upside down, with a funnel-shaped lip, oval sepals and petals. Unique dark red, chocolate colors, contrasting with the yellow-green lip, only emphasize how unusual this orchid is.
7. Wanda
The spices are associated with aromas of most types of vandas (Vanda), however, they vary greatly in intensity and sometimes take on shades of grapes. The brightest orchid with rounded petals has become famous for its dazzling “acrylic” shades of purple, pink, purple, purple, and its complex character.

Vanda
Vanda © annatomic8
Wands are monopodial orchids that do not form pseudobulbs. Medium stems with densely sessile, belt-shaped and brightly colored leaves and greenish airy roots create very bizarre silhouettes.

Small-flowered or multi-flowered vandas always look bright. From peduncles of various shapes, developing from the axils of the leaves, from 2 to 15 flowers bloom, which gradually grow and acquire characteristic colors (only a few days after blooming). Vandas flowers can exceed 15 cm in diameter, the curvature of the lines is their main feature.

 

Anthracnosis disease - prevention
Prevention is the best treatment (golden words). It must be firmly remembered that the causative agents of infection can already be on the seed that you hold in your hands,…

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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…

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How to make an orchid bloom? 6 helpful tips (part 1)
One of the most beautiful and bizarre flowers in home gardening are considered orchids. They look great in any home, they are pleasant to give and receive as a gift,…

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Orchids with aromas of fruits and exquisite perfumes
When buying any orchids, in the description of the characteristics of which there is a note about aromaticity, it is worth clarifying how they smell and how strong the aroma…

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