Top 5 Orchid Care Questions and Answers (part 2)
3. How to care for an orchid? Watering and humidity For watering flowers, including orchids, it is better to use warm, standing water. Flowers are very sensitive to chlorine and…

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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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Temperature and ventilation
This is one of the most heat-loving and heat-resistant orchids. An ideal regimen for phalaenopsis tetraspis is considered to be increased room temperature with a night drop of 5 degrees.…

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Monthly Archives: April 2018

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 produce new peduncles on one shoot, modern varietal pets inherited just from the four-winged phalaenopsis.

The flower stalk of the plant does not just not begin to dry out after flowering, but continues to grow and develop. Moreover, on healthy and adult orchids, new peduncles can develop simultaneously with the flowering of the old and the plant is often not limited to 2-5th peduncles in the outlet. Continue reading

Phalaenopsis tetraspis – the most undemanding orchid

Among the species orchids, phalaenopsis are true Spartans. And one of the most hardy species is the phalaenopsis four-shield, or Tetraspis. He is content with minimal care, completely capricious, easily adaptable. And, unfortunately, almost completely disappeared from the window sills. Varietal hybrids with their spectacular flowering are found at every step, but each species specimen will have to be hunted. And lay out a considerable price. But if you love exoticism and are tired of such predictable beauty, then the magnificent four-shield phalaenopsis will gladly win the title of the most undemanding epiphyte in your collection. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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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We fight with a white coating on the orchid
Why does white plaque appear on orchids? There are two common possible causes: a fungal infection (powdery mildew) or an attack by a pest (powdery mealybug). Why the problem arises…

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Choosing plants for the florarium (part 2)
Mosses Most often, a classic sphagnum is chosen for florariums, creating a dense and very bright coating. But wet florarium is suitable for mosses of different species, which can be…

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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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