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Vanda orchids for sale

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Lady slipper orchid care. Care for different Paphiopedilums

Paphiopedilum, or Asian lady slipper is one of the showiest orchids. This is a genus of sympodial, epiphytic, lithophytic or terrestrial orchids, growing in Asia. There also European lady slippers – Cypripedium (wild lady slipper orchid also belonging to this genus) and American lady slippers – Phragmipedium (well known Phragmipedium kovachii and Phragmipedium caudatum are …

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Cymbidium orchids: types and care

Cymbidium orchids are gorgeous. They are large to giant, marvelous plants with waxy beautiful flowers. Cymbidium comes from Latin “cymbda”, which means boat. Cymbidiums are sympodial epiphytic and terrestrial orchids with some round-shaped pseudobulbs and reed-shaped long leaves. Cymbidium flowers could be in different shades of yellow, pink, red, orange, brown, purple, violet, white and …

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Oncidium Alliance Orchids: Oncidium, Odontoglossum, Miltonia and other genera

Oncidium Alliance orchids are orchids, belonging to Oncidinae subtribe of tribe Cymbidinae. They are tropical sympodial orchids, belonging to the Ada, Brassia, Gomesa, Ionopsis, Macradenia, Macrochilus, Macroclinium, Mexicoa, Miltonia, Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Osmoglossum, Otoglossum, Plectrophora, Polyotidium, Psychopsiella, Psychopsis, Psygmorchis, Pterostemma, Tolumnia, Zelencoa and some not so famous genera. They are mostly epiphytes, lithophytes and occasionally …

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Dendrobium orchid care – Different care for different Dendrobiums.

Dendrobium is the second after Bulbophillum biggest genus of orchids. It contains about 1200 species. Dendrobium is an Asian and Australian genus, and also dwells on many Pacific Ocean islands. Dendrobium orchids grow naturally in diverse ecosystems – from warm rainforests to cold Himalayan mounts and dry Australian deserts. They are either epiphytic (which is illustrated …

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Vanda orchids: Types and Care

Vanda orchids are ones of the most precious orchids. They have large, bright, showy flowers (violet, white, yellow, red, brown and even green and blue). All representatives of this genus come from Asia and New Guinea. The word “Vanda” comes from Sanskrit. Types of Vanda orchids They can be divided by their growth habit to …

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Miltonia orchids

Despite the fact that both Miltonia and Miltoniopsis orchids are sometimes called Pansy Orchids, only a few of Miltionia species (for instance, Miltonia spectabilis) actually look similar to them. Most Miltonias resemble their close relatives – Oncidiums. Unlike Miltonia, Miltoniopsis orchids have bigger pseudobulbs, which are two-leaved on apex (unlike smaller single-leaved pseudobulbs of Miltoniopsis orchids), and …

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Stanhopea orchids

Stanhopea is an amazing genus of orchids from America. These sympodial orchids have grandiose flowers – for instance, Stanhopea tigrina (synonym Stanhopea nigroviolacea) has flowers up to 8 inch wide (up to 20 cm). Their flowers are also extremely fragrant (fragrance of confectionery could be sensed for very long distances, some Stanhopea growers hung their Stanhopeas outside …

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Phalaenopsis orchid care : Hybrids and Species

Usually, the most common orchids on your windowsill are Phalaenopsis hybrid orchids (Moth orchids). They have beautiful butterfly-shaped long lasting flowers, and there are countless hybrids with different flower shape, color, texture, and even there are some cultivars with variegated leaves. Phalaenopsis (Phal) plants are typical monopodial orchids with shortened stem. Phal orchid care, if …

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