How to make an orchid bloom? 6 helpful tips (part 2)
4. Replace the pot It is very important to choose the right capacity in which the orchid will grow. Most often, orchids in indoor conditions are grown in plastic pots.…

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Anthracnosis disease - prevention
Prevention is the best treatment (golden words). It must be firmly remembered that the causative agents of infection can already be on the seed that you hold in your hands,…

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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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15 fruits we eat but don’t know how they grow (part 4)

12. Vanilla
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

We fight with a white coating on the orchid

Why does white plaque appear on orchids? There are two common possible causes: a fungal infection (powdery mildew) or an attack by a pest (powdery mealybug). Why the problem arises and how to solve it using effective bio-drugs, we will tell in the article.

We fight with a white bloom on an orchid (mealybug)
How does powdery mildew and mealybug manifest?
With powdery mildew, a white coating usually appears on the underside of the leaf. The coating is powdery, the texture resembles powder or flour, and it can easily be removed with a finger. With the progression of the disease, plaque becomes gray, spreads to stems and leaves, buds and roots. Continue reading

Pleione spotted
Pleione maculata (Pleione maculata) - one of the most original white orchids, the aroma of which resembles the intense and complex aroma of plucked apples. Pleione maculata (Pleione maculata) This…

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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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Orchids: types and rules of feeding
Want to watch a blooming orchid all year long? We will share the secrets of caring for her. Elegant and sophisticated orchid - a unique plant, it can not be…

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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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