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
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. It is also required not to water the orchid for 5-7 days in order to identify pests and destroy them in a timely manner. At the end of quarantine, the flower should be gradually accustomed to light, exposing on the windowsill and gradually watering.
Watering orchids after transplanting
Orchid transplants are done either immediately after purchase, or in early spring, when the plant emerged from hibernation. Continue reading
Today, in landscaping, it is customary to focus on indoor plants from among decorative leafy stars. More hardy and reliable, not requiring a special dormant period, such plants are distinguished by their constancy and unpretentiousness. But no matter how varied the choice of deciduous crops is, not one grower can refuse to grow at least one flowering plant. Touching or catchy, nostalgic or modern – all of them are surprisingly attractive and in their own way irresistible. And for each grower there is a blooming star – in size, taste and even color scheme.
Constellation of beautifully flowering soloists Continue reading