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
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
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).
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. Continue reading