Pafinia - a miniature orchid with huge flowers
A lover of moist air and one of the most compact and rare papinia orchids for most orchid growers is a real star. Its flowering rarely lasts longer than a…

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7 most fragrant orchids with a spicy smell
Aroma is not the most important advantage of orchids. But in some species and certain varieties, the smell is a significant addition to their main "image". Favorite sweets, pastry and…

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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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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 classical plants, these gardens in glass vessels conquer more and more flower growers and designers. And although decorative elements in florariums of any format are no less important, plants still remain the “soul” of mini-terrariums. For such compositions, they really should be special – expressive, vibrant and stylish.

For general information about the types of florariums, the basic principles of their creation, read the material: Terrariums for plants, or Florariums. Continue reading

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 of the model. Today, more and more often, in addition to these two components, orchidariums and flower showcases are equipped with a thermometer and a hygrometer, allowing you to see humidity and temperature indicators and accordingly change them by adjusting the ventilation schedule.

There is no talk of a general automatic control system, but the simplest devices simplify the task of creating ideal conditions for growing a collection of orchids. To create comfortable conditions, you need to monitor the plants and resort to small tricks. Continue reading

15 fruits we eat but don’t know how they grow (part 3)

7. Turmeric
A perennial turmeric plant from the ginger family can reach a height of up to one meter. On an industrial scale, it is grown today in Japan and China, India and Indonesia. Turmeric is considered the most popular seasoning in these parts.

For the preparation of spices, only the rhizome of Indian saffron (the second name of the plant) is used, but the plant itself is quite decorative. Small flowers are combined into large (up to 20 cm in length) inflorescences and boast very beautiful bracts. One turmeric bush (long leaves grow directly from the soil) may have several such inflorescences. Moreover, the flowering of turmeric is very long – up to three months. Therefore, today we have this plant is gaining popularity in home floriculture. Continue reading

Anthracnose is a dangerous disease
Anthracnosis is a dangerous plant disease. Its imperfect mushrooms Kabatiella, Colletotrichum, Gloeosporium cause it. These mushrooms can pretty much spoil crops such as watermelons, pumpkins, legumes, grapes, zucchini, melons, cucumbers,…

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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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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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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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