Monthly Archives: January 2019
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
Vanilla Powder and Pods
Real vanilla has little to do with vanilla or vanilla sugar, which we purchase in supermarkets for baking. It is indecently expensive, because its cultivation is very difficult, and the crops are meager – a maximum of two centners per hectare. Vanillin is a product of the chemical industry, and vanilla is the dried and powdered fruits of perennial orchid family vines.
This plant, encircling a tree, climbs to a height of 15 meters. The vanilla stem is very thin, and the leaves are fleshy and flat, long and oval.They grow immediately from the stem, which does not branch. Vanilla flowers bloom no more than one day. After fertilization, the ovary is detected only on the 7th – 9th month! The vanilla fruit is a narrow oblong cylinder about 25 cm long and a half cm wide with small seeds inside. The difficulties with growing vanilla are associated, first of all, with the problems of its pollination. Continue reading