Masdevallia orchids

Masdevallias are ones of the most beautiful and tender orchids. Besides Dracula orchids, Masdevallias are the most famous of all Pleurothallids tribe and the biggest genus in this tribe. Whereas they are quite similar, Draculas are more gothic-looking, Masdevallia orchids are bright, colorful vivid plants with quite unusual flowers. They are so unusual so many do …

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Lycaste orchid

Lycaste is a splendid orchid. Its triangular in shape flowers are extremely showy and often large. If you say that they are just beautiful, you’ll say nothing.  They could be either bright or in pastel shades. And do not forget that some species have incredible aroma!  And they are long-lasting, so Lycaste’s cut flowers were once …

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Dracula, or Monkey orchids

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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How to get an orchid to bloom?

You have the most beautiful plant in the world – orchid. It has lovely flowers, often nice scent, it blooms and eventually flowers fade off. What to do with orchids after bloom? How to get an orchid to bloom? Some people just dispose of faded orchids and use them something like “live bouquet”, but you …

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When to repot an orchid?

Nearly everyone knows the simple rule that house plants should be repotted once a year or every two years to adjust fresh soil with so much needed macro and micronutrients. And that’s why so much people asking – how often should I repot an orchid? When to repot an orchid? What’s the best time to do this? …

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When do orchids bloom?

One of the most frequent question in orchid growing – when do orchids bloom? What season do orchids bloom? And this is not so simple to answer in just a few words – it depends on many factors, including what species or hybrid exactly you’re growing. There are about 20 thousand of recognized orchid species …

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Catasetum type orchids – specifics, diversity, care

In this topic we’ll talk about Catasetum alliance orchids or Catasetum type orchids. Catasetum alliance represents several orchid genera with similar biology and thus similar growth and care requirement.  Prominent features of catasetum type orchids These orchids are famous, and not only for their exceptional beauty. Some biological features of these orchids are so amazing and …

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Coelogyne orchids

  If you ask me, which orchid genus contains most elegant and exquisite orchids, I will answer – Coelogyne. Coelogynes don’t have giant, bright flowers of Cattleyas, nor they have colorful flowers of Vandas and Phalaenopsis. Coelogyne orchids have mostly white, green and brown flowers with few exceptions, but their flowers are exceptionally showy and …

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