Care tips for orchid varieties

Orchid shells and special orchid planters

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Scheurich is known for its extensive assortment especially for this noble plant group. With the Orchid shells and orchid planters the company comes up with new highlights for Phalaenopsis & Co.

The Orchid ships are with their exclusive shape and the wider margin at the top right design objects. The bulbous planters represent a new variant of the successful models of Scheurich - of course, with the proven level that holds the container safely in the planter.

As far as the color scheme is concerned, that is classic anthracite and the elegant panna discreet enough to adequately stage the precious flower plants. If she Orchid Collection gbig or small, whether solo or arranged in groups - the different sizes, colors and shapes are perfect for one another.

For the Shells are suitable for orchids with a swing in the pedicel very good. These include the butterfly orchids (Phalaenopsis), but also Vuylstekeara, Oncidium and Dendrobium (Dendrobium).

The Planters, on the other hand, are excellent partners for upright growing species such as Venusschuh (Paphiopedilum) and Cattleya (Cattleya), small-flowered leaf orchids such as Lusidia as well as for the currently trendy mini-butterfly orchids (Phalaenopsis).

Of course you can also do that high-quality textile orchids from the Evergreen series Scheurich offers in both large and trendy Midi format in different colors.

Like no other houseplant, the orchid is all the more valuable the more its presentation is attuned to it. Therefore, planters that emphasize the beauty of this flower jewel, the perfect scenario for stylish living with orchids.

Buy orchids for floral arrangements

Orchids as Cut flowers can be kept for up to 4 weeks and can be wonderfully arranged in vases as a room decoration. Particularly suitable are high, glassy vases.

Important: the orchid should always be cut once before placing it in at least lukewarm water. Then cut the stalk every other day.

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The Floral water for panicle orchids (These are, for example, flowers of the variety shown Phalaenopsis, but also Oncidium or Dendrobium) should be even warmer (about 35 degrees) and possibly also contain a freshness-keeping agent. Also, the water with which one pours, should be as warm as possible.

At the location of the orchid one should take care that no heating nearby is and there is no drafts gives.

Asian Orchid Magic with Seramis

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A very special one Gift arrangement for all fans of Far Eastern culture and lifestyle offers Seramis. A magnificent orchid of the genus Phalaenopsis in combination with a vial of Vata aroma oil from Maharishi Ayurveda.

The Phalaenopsis is probably the best-known orchid species. She poses comparatively low demands and thus makes even inexperienced orchid friends long lasting joy.

In the exclusive order arrangement, the Far Eastern exotine in a white bullet filled with Seramis delivered by twelve inches in diameter. The porous clay granules and the practical pouring indicator also included in the scope of supply make orchid care child's play.

The intoxicating beauty of the orchid is joined by the beguiling scent of Ayurvedic Vata Aroma oil of Maharishi Ayurveda with Sweet Orange, Basil and Fennel. A true feast for the senses!

Orchids on the domestic windowsill

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When it blooms in winter...

One looks and marvels: As exotic as the beautiful orchid is probably no other flowering plant. Lots Orchid species thank you in winter for a good care with magnificent flowers.

So in the dark season they allow us a trip into the world of exotic colors. Gardeners appreciate the seductive exotics and their huge variety of colors and shapes.

The unusual flower shapes and colors attract more and more plant lovers in their spell. In Germany orchids have conquered this year, according to the Central Association of Horticulture e.V. (ZVG), Bonn, fourth place on the hit list of flowering potted plants. Last year, they finished in tenth place.

Orchid flowers - pure aesthetics

Orchids are among the furthest in theirs Evolution of advanced plants, Their amazingly diverse, colorful and fragrant flowers are the result of their specialization in pollination by insects. Not without success, as you prove biodiversity.

The orchid viewer reveals the world of impressive aesthetics: Extravagant are the symmetrical shapes and the incredible color combinations of the often highly complicated orchid flowers.

The best example is the exotic Malayan flower or something called 'Phalaenopsis' with your fragile flowering shoot, which can be monochrome depending on the type, but also striped, spotted or mackerel.

In past centuries, the Orchid as a symbol of beauty, wealth and power, As a plant attribute of the ancient Greek goddess Demeter as well as the ancient Germanic goddess of fertility Freyja, the orchid stood for sophistication, as a pleasure symbol and for a great posterity.

the Clergy, on the other hand, was considered a symbol of purity: Orchid names like 'Marienschuh' and 'Herrgottschuh' speak a clear language.

Trapeze artist with a preference for light and air

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Numerous orchids come from the Rainforests of the earth and belong to the so-called epiphytes, the spiked plants. They do not grow on the ground, but use the branches of trees as a habitat. Despite their low height, they reach in this way to the scarce light in the dense rainforest.

Almost all orchid species therefore prefer a bright location, if possible without direct sunlight, With relatively little light come from orchids of the genus 'Paphiodelium', including the 'lady's slipper' from. Most species thrive at normal room temperatures.

orchidRoots hang in their original home partly free in the air and so absorb nutrients and water. A high humidity is a prerequisite for optimal growth. This results in a special peculiarity of the orchid: even as a cultivated flowering plant, it does not thrive in conventional soil. If their roots are covered with soil, they will soon start to rot.

Tropical orchids were originally considered a treasure in Europe. they were collected in the rainforests, had to survive long boat trips, were difficult to keep and expensive.

thanks With modern breeding methods, the orchid is equally affordable today like a bouquet of flowers and thrives when its special needs for light, water and nutrients are met, even on the local windowsill.

Orchid care for the gardener

Light, air - and the right plant medium

For one hundred years, efforts have been made to produce plant substrates that correspond to the natural orchid location. orchidRoots need a lot of air and must be kept moist on the other hand, stagnant moisture must be avoided at all costs. The PThe floor must therefore be particularly permeable to air be to ensure a flourishing of the plant.

When buying the plants are in one special orchid substrate made of peat, bark, polystyrene and other additives that hold water in their combination and are still permeable to air. However, it is not only for optical reasons that it is advisable to switch to natural clay granules from Seramis at the very first repotting.

Due to its special properties, Seramis supplies the fragile exotics more natural environment than soil or hydroponics it can. The granules can store over 100 percent of its own weight in water. It does not rot and compact, its porous structure - and thus one Consistently good air circulation around the roots - remains permanently.

The height Storage capacity ensures the need-based supply of oxygen, water and nutrients over a long period of time, thus providing the basic living conditions of even the most demanding orchids.

Even experienced indoor gardeners often shy away from purchasing a costly orchid, as the care of graceful plants is considered complex and difficult. A mistake that is made over and over again is too frequent watering. The correct level of constant humidityWithout drowning the plant is difficult to determine.

Seramis offers one special pouring indicator, which increases the moisture of the root ball measures and indicates the exact pouring time by a color change from blue to red.

Orchids are true hunger artists. In the treetops of the jungle trees, they receive indeed sufficient light, the nutrient supply but here is rather modest.

Therefore Orchids need less fertilizer in most cases as other houseplants. It is advisable to use the Seramis liquid fertilizer for flowering plants only in half concentration or to add it every second watering.

Orchids as cut flowers: care instructions and tips

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The orchids, like all other cut flowers, should be placed in a clean vase with lukewarm water. In order for the stems to absorb enough water, the lower ends of the stems (preferably under running water) must be cut obliquely with a sharp knife and then scored over the interface. The trimming of the stems should be repeated every five days.

If the orchids are delivered and there are flower tubes on the lower end of the stem, they should of course be removed beforehand! Is it panicle orchids such. B. Phalaenopsis - ie stems with several orchid flowers on it - can also be used warmer water.

In many flower shops or flower packages from the flower delivery service, if you order orchids there, there is a sachet fresh floral for free. Add this to the flower water, the orchids keep fresh longer.

The location of the orchids should not be in the direct sun. Avoid cold, draft or heating air and high temperatures. Pour regularly evaporated water or replace the water with fresh water. Again, always top up with warm water! If the orchid sprout should wither, then it can be placed briefly in about 35 degrees warm water, so that she can recover.

Exhibition: "Primadonnen der Pflanzenwelt - Interesting facts about orchids"

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"Oh, what a beautiful orchid...", you often hear when people with particularly conspicuous, strange flowers faced become. The demand, why it should be an orchid, the then addressed mostly owes.

The attentive visitor was able to fill this knowledge gap with the exhibition "Primadonnen der Pflanzenwelt - Worth Knowing about Orchids". In the The exhibition featured orchids with their characteristics and diversity, a myth is unveiled. The orchid exhibition took place in 2007 in the Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg.

Orchids - one of the species richest plant families

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The family of orchids is one of the most species-rich plant families ever, it There are more than 25,000 different orchidsn. So every tenth flowering plant on earth is an orchid. Anyone looking around in nature in Germany can only discover a little more than 50 different species.

But where should the whole variety of orchids be found? This secret is revealed here: the highest density of species finds not, as one would expect, in the lowland rainforests, but in the mountain rainforests of the tropics.

The trap of orchids

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Fraud and sophistication go hand in hand with the strange pollination processes in the orchids. This is how male bees pat into the sex trap - orchids shamelessly use the inexperienced animals to transport their pollen masses.

Others are horned with the pollen masses; They get these stuck to the head, because they consider the attractive flowers to be a bullhead. Already Darwin was busy with the inexhaustible theme of the tricks that developed in the orchidsto be pollinated.

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In our home we find exclusively on the ground (terrestrial) growing orchids, in the tropics but have the most Orchids conquered the crown areathey grow epiphytically. For this they had to acquire numerous adaptation mechanisms, roots and shoot are particularly reorganized.

Orchids are plants of superlatives, theirs Seeds are among the smallest of flowering plantsTheir seed numbers are second to none. Single flowers can weigh more than 100g, the flower diameter can reach more than 30 cm.

The orchid exhibition took place in two areas of the botanical garden instead of. In the winter hall the information exhibition of Dr. Ing. Stefan Schneckenburger presented for the first time in the Palmengarten Frankfurt.

It brought the visitor closer to all the peculiarities of the orchids in text and image. Large format photographs of a Research trip to the south of Venezuela and linoleum prints on the subject by Corina Gerlach complemented the information exhibition in an aesthetic way.

The second part of the exhibition was that Orchid show house in the greenhouse area, Here, the living plants could be admired under the appropriate climatic conditions from close range. The orchid collection of the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg ranks among the richest in Europe, if not in the world.

orchid propagation

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The sight of orchids is a feast for the senses. They exist in the different colors, the most awkward shapes and with the most stylized drawings, But in addition to these pure externalities, the biological finesse of the orchids are particularly amazing and exciting.

Because orchids are pretty pretty Ingenious tricks in stock, insects as pollen couriers to clampto secure their own survival.

Some orchid species have e.g. Similarity to the females of certain bee or wasp species and so seduce love-hungry insect men to sex. They always want to mate their supposed partners and cling to the flowers with whole pollen packages.

In new Kopulationsvorhaben on another flower they strip the pollen there and thus ensure the necessary for the propagation of orchids pollination. Where other plants only attract with nectar, Orchids thus offer sex or at least the illusion from that.

Another species, the "Little Orchid", swears by one seductive perfuming and almost brings criminal energy, namely a temporary deprivation of liberty. In search of a breathtaking source of fragrance, the beehives sit casually on the edge of the flower shoe and slip - juppheidi - doltily into the flower.

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But the smooth inner walls prevent the easy way Back to freedom and only on a detour marked by hair, the bees finally get out after a mistake.

Not without it while brushing the scar and dealing with pollen pacts loaded allow. As fully loaded pollen couriers, they then leave the "Kesselfalle" and often rush into the next adventure with the orchid neighbor. Unbelievable just.

Fortunately, we humans fall for the beauty of orchids in a different way. For us they are, depending on the species and variety, either Expression of noble elegance or sublime beauty, filigree vivacity or breathtaking uniqueness, lush flowering joy or fAscetic luminosity, delicate flightiness or exotic yearning.

The list could be continued endlessly if it were not for the ever-growing desire to surrender as quickly as possible in the garden center or the florist to the temptresses with skin and hair. Here with the orchids - we give their future a home.

The different orchid species

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Overview of the different species of the orchid family.

Orchid type: Phalaenopsis Butterfly Orchid

Phalaenopsis, in German Nachtfalterorchidee, is our tip for entry-level orchid fans.

Their names have this Beauties of the special flower form because it really reminds us tropical butterflies.

Further names, under which this Orchideensorte were admits, are "Malaienblume" or "Malayenblume"

Full of grace and tender as one fragrant cloud float the ornate flowers butterfly-like on a stalk up to 30 centimeters high.

These orchids are especially flowering and robust and are ideal even for inexperienced (orchid) lovers. Be ready bright location, no direct sun and occasional spraying or diving are sufficient and the moth orchid presents its flowers for months and thus outlast many a hot summer love.

In the Variety of flower colors and shapes - from uni to multicolored, in soft pastel or bright candy tones, striped, speckled or spotted - makes the selection enjoyable. With their tropical lightness, the Phalaenopsis instantly create a good mood.

Orchids belong with over 750 genera and 20,000 species to the largest family of the plant kingdom, It is thanks to the breeding ambition that we are in the fortunate position to decorate our rooms with these exotic beauties. Many orchid varieties are very demanding.

Easy to care for are Phalaenopsis orchids. You only need Temperatures between 18 and 22° C and a bright place, where they get no direct sun, at least in summer. Depending on the location, the Phalaenopsis is content once a week with a glass of water.

White phalaenopsis e.g. bring Zen atmosphere into the bathroom and the ethno style fit a variety intensely pink phalaenopsis tightly packed in a roughly braided basket perfect. Also in the current fashion color there is choice: with purple phalaenopsis you can underline a modern home decor.

Phalaenopsis can be easily ordered online at the flower delivery service! Most flower senders send the orchids cut flowers in individual quantities and specially designed flower packaging. The individual orchid spikes are stuck in the packaging so that the delicate flowers of the phalaenopsis are not damaged. In addition, the individual stems are provided with flower tubes, so that the orchids are provided during the transport with enough water.

Ordering Phalaenopsis online is especially convenient for events, weddings or large orders and a very comfortable way to buy orchids. And because the online flower shops shop the Phalaenopsis fresh in flower wholesale stores the same day, they are also fresher than the flower shop around the corner!

Orchid varieties: Miltonia orchid

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The Andes, snow-capped peaks, bustling capital Bogotá, vast Amazon area, humid tropical forests and savannah plains, emerald trade, coffee and banana plantations all come to mind spontaneously Colombia on, one of the most fascinating countries in South America.

But the country has much more to offer. The greatest wealth is its diverse and extraordinary flora. With approximately 55,000 plant species is Colombia one of the most biodiverse countries the earth, alone 3,500 different orchids are at home here. Thus, Colombia has the largest variety of orchids in the world.

One of them is the Miltonia. In the free Nature grows this impressive orchid on tree-covered branches with moss, which are located near the banks and clear mountain forests. Because the flowers of Miltonia are very reminiscent of violets, it is also called violet orchid.

But in contrast to the violet, which blooms humbly and modestly in secret, this fine Latina beauty can be seen. Striking is her rich colors, the from yellow and white to violet, scarlet, crimson and brown, and their magnificent flower designsthat show off in sophisticated patterns, sparkling lines and playful polka dots.

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The Miltonia is also one of the few orchids, where some species smell exotic.

The Miltonia Orchid was a pronounced Favorite flower of Princess Diana, after which a copy with a pink heart is named. But you do not have to be a princess or travel to South America to get this orchid into the living room.

Care of the Miltonia orchid:

Resourceful gardeners have succeeded in adapting the Miltonia to our climatic conditions. she needs a bright location, but like many of its orchid sisters, does not like direct sunlight.

Weekly dipping bathsso that the substrate does not dry out, and occasional spray suffice her for well-being.

If you want to underline the typical flair of South America, you simply turn your Miltonia into a flower color matching rustic pot or colorful wicker basket.

Orchid type: Cymbidium orchid

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Stylish, elegant and of a whole special magic are Cymbidium orchids, They are considered the ideal entry-level model for many a timid love affair with orchids. They are an unforgettable gift for friends or acquaintances and one absolutely stunning eye-catcher in the house.

Cymbidiums are among the indoor plants that make you laugh and say something: "Come, sit with me!" Most orchids of this genus have one woody rhizome springing short, upright growing pseudobulbs with strip-shaped leaves.

The Flowers grow grape-like on long stems and Present for up to three months her breathtaking beauty. Cymbidiums are easy to cultivate and usually have no windowsill format, but want to stand in the room and spread out. Cymbidiums are among the terrestrial orchids, i. e. They are rooted in the soil and do not form aerial roots like many other orchids.

The plants are originally from the tropical and subtropical areas South Asia.

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As show talents they are self-evident Friends of light and need a bright place, About May to September We recommend a stay outdoors in a location with diffuse light conditions.

The Cymbidiums especially appreciate the nocturnal temperature reduction, At their natural sites they are often in summer Fluctuations of up to 23° C exposed.

During the Growth period in spring and summer should that Do not dry out the planting substrate, in the winter is the Water consumption lowerBut even then complete dryness must be avoided.

Cymbidium by the way like tight pots and only need a new vessel when the Neuterbe over the pot edge to grow out. Then it is usually sufficient to remove the old substrate a little, to put the plant in a larger pot and to fill with fresh substrate.

When moving to the new housing can Unleavened bulbs removed and very large plants shared become. However, it is always a matter of concern: the more luxuriant, magnificent and expansive the plant, the greater the admiration of your guests and their secret envy.

Orchid Type: Lady's Slipper Orchid (Paphiopedilum)

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So the orchid friend can wonderfully risk a big lip: with a Paphiopedilum or German: Frauenschuhorchidee. The special thing about this unusual orchid is actually her thick lip, its shape very much attached to a lady's slipper recalls - an idea of ​​ingenious nature to attract insects to pollination.

The name Paphiopedilum derives firstly from Paphia, one on the Island of Cyprus common surname for the goddess Aphrodite (according to history, the divine beauty is said to have landed near the city of Paphos), and secondly by the Greek word Pepilon, which means shoe or sandal means.

In addition to the naming as Frauenschuh comes the Name Venus shoe before, since Venus - the Roman goddess of love, eroticism and beauty - often equated with Aphrodite.

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