How to tame a obstinate orchid (part 1)
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…

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7 most original indoor orchids
Orchids never go out of style. Although these delightful tropicans retain the status of special and moody plants, today they are found in almost every interior. True, it makes sense…

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How to make an orchid bloom? 6 helpful tips (part 1)
One of the most beautiful and bizarre flowers in home gardening are considered orchids. They look great in any home, they are pleasant to give and receive as a gift,…

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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

Phalaenopsis bellina

A very pleasant aroma of floral perfumes with light fresh notes of a sea breeze is inherent to a rare species of phalaenopsis bellina (Phalenopsys bellina), incomparably original in its watercolor color.
Phalaenopsys bellina (Phalenopsys bellina)
There is no need to imagine phalaenopsis – unpretentious, surprisingly predictable, they remain absolute favorites among indoor orchids and are suitable even for those who are not interested in the features of orchids.

Among the fashionable varieties, almost all plants are non-aromatic. But, choosing new varieties from a huge assortment, you should try your luck and ask if the fragrant phalaenopsis is lost in the ranks of the unique ones. More often than not, “exceptions to the rules” smell like vanilla, melon or watermelon, and some almost cucumber. Continue reading

Growing conditions for puffinia in rooms
Pafinia is ranked among the most capricious orchids also because it imposes rather special requirements on temperatures. If the lighting for it can be moderate, then the comfortable temperature difference…

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Top 5 Orchid Care Questions and Answers (part 3)
Air circulation Please also note that in the room where the orchids are kept, it is necessary to constantly maintain air circulation. It is useful to ventilate the room to…

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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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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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