Orchids with aromas of fruits and exquisite perfumes
When buying any orchids, in the description of the characteristics of which there is a note about aromaticity, it is worth clarifying how they smell and how strong the aroma…

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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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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

Fertilizing and fertilizer composition

They feed the plant only during active vegetation. When the orchid grows new pseudobulbs, leaves and flower stalks, a half-reduced portion of fertilizers is added to the water (compared to the recommended for fertilizers). The optimal frequency of top dressing is once every 3 weeks. It is better to alternate root and foliar dressings or supplement conventional foliar dressings.

For papinia, you can use not only special fertilizers for orchids. During flowering and during the dormant period, feeding is not carried out, but the rest of the time you can feed the orchid more specifically: with nitrogen fertilizers from spring to July, and phosphorus or ordinary orchids from August to November. Continue reading

Top 5 Orchid Care Questions and Answers (part 1)
Perhaps every woman at least once received a blooming orchid as a gift. It is not surprising, because such a lively bouquet looks amazing, blooms and pleases the hostess for…

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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…

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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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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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