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Grammatophyllum orchids - Species | Care | Plants for sale

Grammatophyllum orchids - Species | Care | Plants for sale | orchids | Scoop.it
Grammatophyllum orchids are the lagest orchids in the world. Grammatophyllum speciosum is giant, and its flowers are giant too – 5 to 8 inches, fragrant and showy
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Brassia orchids: Features | Culture | Plants for Sale

Brassia orchids: Features | Culture | Plants for Sale | orchids | Scoop.it
Brassia orchids have large, spider-shaped flowers, hence the other name Spider Orchids. They are not only extremely nice and beautiful, but also they are true botanical curiosities – they are pollinated by female wasps of genera Pepsis and Campsomeris, who use spiders as feed container and vessels for their developing eggs and larvae. Confused wasps …
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Neofinetia (Samurai Orchid) - Care - Samurai Orchids for sale

Neofinetia (Samurai Orchid) - Care - Samurai Orchids for sale | orchids | Scoop.it
Neofinetia falcata is called Samurai Orchid. Interesting that its flowers resemble samurai helmet, which is a part of this orchid popularity within Japan.
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Rhynchostylis orchids: Species | Care | Plants for sale

Rhynchostylis orchids: Species | Care | Plants for sale | orchids | Scoop.it
Rhynchostylis orchids are close relatives to Vanda orchids. The main difference in these related genera is flowers – unlike Vanda, Rhynchostulis orchids have one-lobed lips and usually fragrant.
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Zygopetalum orchids: Species; Hybrids; and Growing tips

Zygopetalum orchids: Species; Hybrids; and Growing tips | orchids | Scoop.it
Zygopetalum orchids are not only beautiful and curious, they are also quite fragrant and therefore highly prized. Another good thing about Zygopetallum orchids is that their waxy flowers are long-lived
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All about Bletilla orchids: Species - Care - Plants for sale

All about Bletilla orchids: Species - Care - Plants for sale | orchids | Scoop.it

Whereas Pleione Orchid is often called Crocus Orchid, Bletilla Orchid is another easy-growing terrestrial, sometimes called Hyacinth Orchid for its superficial resemblance to these popular vernal plants. Besides the fact that Bletilla orchids are extremely decorative and lovely, they are also fragrant and they are hardy – yes, you hear it right. 

 

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Phaius orchids: Species and Care

Phaius orchids: Species and Care | orchids | Scoop.it

Phaius orchids have been gaining popularity in recent years, and this popularity is perfectly deserved. Phaius orchids (or Nun Cape Orchid, Nun Orchid, Greater Swamp Orchid and Veiled orchid)

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Paphiopedilum fairrieanum: features and growing requirements - lookingafterorchids.com

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum: features and growing requirements - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it

Paphiopedilum fairrieanum  is the orchid species with strict seasonal differences in growing. It actively grows during spring and summer when requires ample watering, and slows down its growth during autumn and winter when requires reduced watering and lower temperatures. The plants generally need to be grown in conditions with ideal winter temperatures about 16-18°C in day time and 12-15°C at night, the summer temperatures should be about 20°C. However, in nature this species grows in different conditions. That is way there are different ecological forms that require different care. There are forms requiring even lower temperatures to grow best; certain forms may require winter temperatures around 5-10°C and often can cope with a slight frost for several hours. If the temperature in summer is above the optimal levels, it is a good idea to apply organic fertilizers and give the orchid more sun light to increase photosynthesis; otherwise the plant might significantly reduce its growth through increased rates of catabolism.

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Dracula orchids - lookingafterorchids.com

Dracula orchids - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it
Well, when people think about Dracula, they often imagine vampires, ancient mansions, blood, garlic and holy cross.  But when you talk about Dracula do not forget about Dracula orchid. There is something vampiric and gothic in their flowers – take a look on these brown to black sepals with some bloody red shades. And see this absolutely …

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Lycaste orchid - lookingafterorchids.com

Lycaste orchid - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it
There are two relatively distinct main groups of Lycaste, which differ in their ecology and morphology. Deciduous Lycaste need dry warm dormancy in the winter with no watering and fertilizers. 

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Catasetum type orchids - specifics, diversity, care - lookingafterorchids.com

Catasetum type orchids - specifics, diversity, care - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it
Catasetum type orchids are famous not only for their exceptional beauty. They have some features many orchid growers don't know about. Learn how to grow them properly

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How to care for phalaenopsis orchids indoors

How to care for phalaenopsis orchids indoors | orchids | Scoop.it
How to care for phalaenopsis orchids indoors? You should chose potting medium, which completely dries out in one week. If potting medium stays wet more than one week, it is great chance that roots will die in anaerobic, wet conditions. One of the best mixtures is medium-sized bark with some charcoal because

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Cattleya orchids: types, requirements, growing

Cattleya orchids: types, requirements, growing | orchids | Scoop.it
Potting mixture for cattleya orchids should be well-drained without components with high water capacity – no sphagnum, cocoa chips and peat moss. Only large bark, epiweb and other medium with low water capacity should be used. The substrate should dry out between watering.

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Cambria orchids: Diversity; Care Tips; Plants for Sale

Cambria orchids: Diversity; Care Tips; Plants for Sale | orchids | Scoop.it
Cambria orchids vary greatly in their exteriors – some have more elongated leaves and bulbs, some tend to be more round. Sizes also vary significantly, as well as flower a
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Ada orchids: Species | Culture | Plants for sale

Ada orchids: Species | Culture | Plants for sale | orchids | Scoop.it
Unlike their close relatives Brassia or Spider Orchids, Ada orchids are hard to grow. These beautiful but demanding orchids dwell in cool and misty cloudforests of Nicaragua, northern South America, Andes and Bolivia at high elevations. They also have certain morphological differences with Brassia orchids, including flower anatomy and plant habit, but pollination technique remains the …
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Peristeria, Dove Orchid or Holy Spirit Orchid

Peristeria, Dove Orchid or Holy Spirit Orchid | orchids | Scoop.it
Peristeria, Dove Orchid or Holy Spirit Orchid (Flower of Holy Spirit) is another highly famous orchid. Flowers of this stanning orchid resemble a dove.
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Trichopilia orchids: Traits | Species | Care

Trichopilia orchids: Traits | Species | Care | orchids | Scoop.it
Trichopilia orchids are epiphytes and occasionally litophytes (and rarely terrestrials) in tropical rainforests of Central and Southern Americas
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Sobralia orchids: Traits; Species; Care

Sobralia orchids: Traits; Species; Care | orchids | Scoop.it

Sobralia orchids are particularly easy to grow, so the only reason that they are not so popular, as they could be is their short lasting flowers.

 

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Pleione - easy to grow terrestrial orchids - lookingafterorchids.com

Pleione - easy to grow terrestrial orchids - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it

 

Pleione are unique orchids – they are terrestrial and occasionally epiphytic and lithophytic plants from Asia.

 

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Zygopetalum orchids - species, hybrids, and growing tips - lookingafterorchids.com

Zygopetalum orchids - species, hybrids, and growing tips - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it
Zygopetalum orchids are not only beautiful and curious, they are also quite fragrant and therefore highly prized. Another good thing about Zygopetallum orchids is that their waxy flowers are long-lived

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Indoor orchid grow lights - lookingafterorchids.com

Indoor orchid grow lights - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it

Special grow lights are suitable for orchid growing ( they are also excellent grow lights for other house plants ) – they have special, photosynthesis-optimized spectrum with peaks at red and blue parts of spectrum. So indoor grow lights bulbs should have photosynthesis-optimized spectrum (so called phytolamps).

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Bulbophyllum - the biggest genus of orchids - lookingafterorchids.com

Bulbophyllum - the biggest genus of orchids - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it

Diversity of Bulbophyllums - Prominent features - Bulbophyllum orchid care - Bulbophyllums for sale.

 

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Coelogyne orchids - lookingafterorchids.com

Coelogyne orchids - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it
If you ask me, which orchid genus contains most elegant and exquisite orchids, I will answer – Coelogyne. Their beauty is in sophisticated elegance, simple combination of delicate colors, refinement of forms – it is very noble beauty, beauty of Coelogyne orchids. Besides beauty, their flowers often have incredibly sweet aroma, attracting different pollinators.

 

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How to grow Vanilla bean plant - lookingafterorchids.com

How to grow Vanilla bean plant - lookingafterorchids.com | orchids | Scoop.it
Vanilla bean plant is the most common vanilla using as a home plant. Vanilla bean plant like most orchids is epiphytic but can grow as terrestrial plant as well. Most varieties of

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Vanda orchids: care and specifics.

Vanda orchids: care and specifics. | orchids | Scoop.it
The best way to grow Vanda orchids is to grow them bare-rooted in wooden basket, as they have extremely long roots. If they are grown this way, you have to water them every day and feed with balanced fertilizer once a week. Vanda’s are heavy feeder, they grow fast and without constant macro and micro supply they do not flower and grow well.

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