Passion for orchids is rightly called a very special field of floriculture. These amazing plants are so unique in their growth form, and in the type of rhizome, and in the requirements for conditions, that it would be a real crime to rank them as ordinary flowering crops. Among orchids there is a huge number of both the most hardy and unpretentious, specially adapted to room conditions, and very capricious, able to grow only in greenhouses or special windows of beautiful women. For those who are just getting acquainted with these exotic stars, it’s quite difficult to find out what exactly a particular orchid needs and decide to replenish their collection with tropical stars. And there can only be one recommendation – start small. Continue reading
Papinia flower stalks are curved and bizarre. They develop almost at the base of the pseudobulbs, most often arcuate and rarely pleasing with straight lines. Due to the low location of the peduncle during flowering, it seems as if the flowers only slightly rise or hang under the bushes.
Flowers with a diameter of about 9 cm look huge for this neat orchid, but in some species they are even able to grow up to 15-20 cm in diameter. Despite its exotic nature, the structure of the flowers is not at all outlandish. Ovoid, with a very pointed tip, petals and sepals create a beautiful, inverted and quite symmetrical flower.
The central sepal is located under the lateral, the two upper petals and the central sepal are colored similarly (identically), with bright white stripes. Continue reading
Four-leaf Phalaenopsis, in contrast to varietal hybrids, surprises with a rather strong aroma. In it you can catch the alcoholic-cognac notes mixed with thin trails of lily of the valley perfume and a sweet aftertaste of ripe fruit.
To assess the smell of phalaenopsis tetraspis, you will have to wait until the 3rd – 4th day after the beginning of dissolution. The smell and its nuances change from the first flowering on one peduncle to the last, as a rule, enhancing grassy and vanilla notes (from flower to flower).
And the most pleasant surprise from this type of phalaenopsis is the aroma not of the night, but of the day. It appears only in sunny weather at the height of the day and pleases before sunset.
Phalaenopsis tetraspis (Phalaenopsis tetraspis) C1
Varieties of phalaenopsis four-shield Continue reading