Arundina graminifolia

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Arundina graminifolia ( Bamboo Orchid  or Bird orchid )

Arundina graminifolia is a species of orchid and the sole accepted species of the genus Arundina.it is terrestrial orchid with reedy stems, forming large clumps growing to a height of 70 cm to 2 m. This orchid blooms in summer and autumn. plant resembles a bamboo. A very good bloomer.

Humidity

They like good humidity 70%.

Temperature

24-29 C  during the day with a drop of 6-8C at night.

Light

They like high light (2000-3000 foot candles) similar to the low end of Cattleya lighting.

Fertilizer

“weakly, weekly”. orchid fertilizers are used with mixing with water.

watering

Bamboo orchids should be watered as they approach dryness. Don’t let them dry out too  Much.

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Orchid plants in orchid nurseries

These shows how the orchid plants will be when buy from orchid nurseries.

Mounted On wood

With Hanging pot

On pot with Orchid Medium

On pot with soil as orchid medium ( ground orchids)

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Aerangis( Aergs)

A genus of the Orchid family The name of this genus has been derived from the Greek words ‘aer’ (air) and ‘angos’ (urn). Approximately 50 species in this genus are known mostly from tropical Africa, but also from the Comoro Islands, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.

Currently the Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families recognizes 51 species, 2 natural hybrids, and 4 varieties. it distributed Africa and its adjacent islands, including Madagascar.

Aerangis’ descendants from intergeneric hybridization have been registered.

It is not difficult to grow any of the species of Aerangis, but the plants are easily lost if growing conditions change adversely. The species from higher elevations need cooler conditions than those that occur at or near sea level, and those from near the Equator generally require warmer conditions and higher humidity than those that are found much further south at the same elevation. Details of the habitat, where known, often give an indication of the best way to manage the environment for plants in cultivation.

Aerangis biloba

This small sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species is from tropical western and central Africa in forests, woodland and thickets, as well as on cultivated crops such as coffee and cocoa to elevations of 700 meters with short to 8″ long stems

Aerangis biloba is a species of epiphytic orchid.It is native to tropical West Africa (Benin, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Gabon).

Aerangis biloba comes from Western Africa (Senegal east to Cameroon). It grows as an epiphyte in woodland thickets, forest canopies, village trees and often found in plantation crops. It can be found at sea level to about 2,300 feet (700 meters).
The stem of A. biloba can reach up to 8 inches (20cm) and is woody. Its leaves are a dark green when the plant is younger and eventually develop black dots as the plant matures (there can be a small amount of black dots on younger plants). Leaves are usually about 6 1/2 inches long (18cm) and will be 1 1/8 (3cm) to 2 1/4 (6cm) wide. The leaves are bilobed at the ends with a slight sinus between the ends.
Inflorescence’s are pendent and will vary in length, 4 – 16 inches (10 – 40cm) long. They will produce 8 – 20 flowers that alternate down the length of the inflorescence. They are white and often have a pink or brown tint in the pedicel and the spur which is about 2 inches (5 – 6cm) long.

The Two-lobed Aerangis blooms in the spring and summer

AERANGIS BILOBA CARE AND CULTURE
Light:- Plants in cultivation need well-shaded conditions, similar to those enjoyed by Phalaenopsis species and hybrids. The level of light should be quite low and the light should be filtered or dispersed. Plants should not be exposed to direct sunlight, especially at noon. Strong air movement should be ensured all the time.

Temperature:- This species is a thermophilic plant. The average day temperature during the whole year is 26-31 ° C, night 17-20 ° C, which gives a daily amplitude of 7-12 ° C.

Humidity:-  Plants needs a humidity level of 80-85% from late spring to autumn, and falling to 70-75% during the winter and early spring. It is easily dehydrated so you will need to pay close attention to the moisture factor. If the plants are kept too dry, there is the danger that they will dry out too much and lose their leaves. If they are sprayed with too much cold water or too frequently, the plants will suffer, lose their leaves and die. Careful management of both the plants and their environment is the key to long-lived plants and the reward of many flowers every year.

Potting:- All of the plants will grow well in pots of medium suitable for most other epiphytes; those with finer roots need a smaller particle size and moister conditions than those with thicker roots. All species grow well as mounted plants, firmly attached to a piece of bark or cork. Mounted plants should be suspended in deep shade, usually in high humidity. The flowers are naturally and elegantly displayed when the plants are grown like this.

Watering:- The Two-lobed Aerangis should be watered frequently during periods of intensive growth, but the outflow of water must be facilitated and the substrate around the roots should always be loose, with easy access of air.

Fertilizer:- Plants need only weak liquid fertilizer, during the growing season when new roots and new leaves are produced.. Before fertilizing the plant it is necessary to wet it: in this way the roots are not burned by the fertilizer.

Rest period:- In winter, watering should be reduced to a certain extent, especially in the case of plants cultivated in darker conditions of a short day typical of higher latitudes, but they should not be completely deprived of water. Fertilization should be reduced or eliminated until new growths appear in the spring and more abundant watering starts.

source :-

http://angraecums.blogspot.com/2012/04/aerangis-biloba.html
https://travaldo.blogspot.com/2017/12/aerangis-biloba-care-and-cluture.html

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Seidenfadenia

Seidenfadenia is a genus of from the orchid family

there is only one known species, Seidenfadenia mitrata ( sold in the orchid trade as Aerides mitrata. ), native to Thailand and to Myanmar

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Temperature: Warm

Light: Bright conditions are best – grow with vandas.

Water-Humidity: Maintain even moisture and high humidity throughout the year, although drier conditions may be tolerated during cool winter months.

Potting: The pendant nature of these orchids is best suited to mounts or small teak baskets.

http://www.orchids.klairvoyant.com/store/products/seidenfadenia-mitrata

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Aerides Orchids Care

Aerides (Aer), known commonly as cat’s-tail orchids and fox brush orchids.
Aerides  grow nearly full sun to very bright partial shade and intermediate to warm temperatures. so it like vanda growing condition

If hung the roots must be watered frequently during the growing season.

Aerides rosea

Aerides Rosea

Aerides rosea is a species of orchid. Native to China, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Information

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Aerides_rosea
http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Aerides_rosea

photo
http://www.justtropicals.com/show_species.php?species_id=159

aerides_lawrencea

Aer.Lawrencea

Aerides Lawrencea plants found growing in philippines

information

http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Aerides_lawrenceae

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Dendrobium Care

Shade

Required 50% shade.
Dendrobium can tolerate full morning sun followed by an afternoon of shade.
Watering

Daily in the morning. which we do in our condition ( kerala, india ) make sure medium is almost dry out between watering. Check the medium with your finger – if you feel moisture do not water.
Fertilizer

When your orchid is blooming, fertilizer is not needed. we using Green care 30:10:10 for small plants ( we used two times in a week) and Green Care – 13:27:27 for big plants. one time in a week.
humidity.

in very hot conditions it good to provide humidity by Humidity tray or some other means.

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fertilizing Orchids

Always buy a high-quality, balanced fertilizer that contains the three major elements (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), plus all the minor nutrients (sulfur, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, boron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, and chlorine).Also recommend a low-urea or urea-free fertilizer because urea is not a truly available source of nitrogen for epiphytic orchids.
1) Water your orchid thoroughly before feeding.

2) Look for fertilizers that contain nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K), plus trace elements like iron (Fe).
3) If you’re growing your orchid on bark, use a fertilizer that’s significantly higher in nitrogen (in a ratio of 30(N)-10(P)-10(K)). The bacteria in the decomposing bark will consume a lot of nitrogen.

4) Use fertilizer with a higher nitrogen percentage when new shoots are coming out, and fertilizer with more phosphorous and potassium later in the season. orchids and those not planted in bark grow well with even formula fertilizer ratios, such as 20-20-20. A “bloom-booster” type formulation can be used in the autumn that has a higher phosphorus formulation such as 10-30-20.

5) Feed the orchid. In general, once a month is recommended for most fertilizers.Do not overfeed orchids––this can damage them. Synthetic fertilizers contain mineral salts, such as potassium, calcium and others. Over time, these salts build up in your pot and potting medium and can seriously harm the plant. Additionally, overfed orchids often grow too quickly, making them weak and susceptible to disease. Finally, many kinds of orchids actually bloom worse if they’re overfed. Find the fine line and stick with it.
6)Greencare 13-27-27 Is a good fertilizer for orchid. All primary, secondary and micro nutrients in one pack. Being water soluable directly reaches the plant eliminating any nutrient wastage.Enhances resistance to fungus attack.Non-toxic, safe, and eco friendly.Compatible with most commonly used pesticude and fungicide.

Direction for use – Dissolve one teaspoon full (5 gms.) Greencare in 10 liters of water (0.05% solution) for infant plants and one teaspoon full Greencare in 5 liters of water (0.1% solution) for mature plants.
7)Feed during the growing season. Many orchids—dendrobiums, for example—go into dormancy over the winter months. Others, such as cattleya, slow way down in their growth. There is little purpose in feeding a dormant plant. Start fertilizing again once the plant shows signs of fresh growth in the spring.

8) There are specialized bloom-boosters that offer slightly different nutrient balances or micronutrients designed to enhance orchid flowering.There’s little benefit to these products. First, most home orchid collections carry multiple genera that flower at different times of the year. Second, different genera have different flowering requirements. When you get down to it, a high-quality, well-balanced fertilizer is just as effective at producing blooms as a booster, and it will benefit all your plants, not just the bloomers.

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Phalaenopsis, Doritis and Doritaenopsis

Those orchids, formerly in the genus, Doritis, have now been reclassified by some botanical taxonomists as being Phalaenopsis, although in the trade, they are still frequently referred to as Doritis. Phalaenopsis, Doritis, whatever name is used for this group of orchids, they are characteristically small to medium sized orchids that closely resemble the foliage of other moth orchids. These monopodial plants have thick, oblong and stiff-textured leaves that are dark green on top and sometimes purple or burgundy on the underside. However, the flowers they bear differentiate them from other Phalaenopsis.

The flowers of Doritis have a very distinctive spear-shaped lip. In fact, botanist John Lindley may have alluded to this spear-like lip when he named this genus Doritis since the Greek word for spear is Dory. An alternate theory for the origin of the name is that it is a diminutive form of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, perhaps in reference to the charm of these flowers.

To further distinguish these species from the other Phalaenopsis, the lips of their flowers are three-lobed, where the middle lobes are larger with a slightly wavy margins. At the base of the lips and behind the two side lobes are two antennae. These species’ flowers also tend to be smaller than other Phalaenopsis blooms. They are usually no more than 1.5 inches (4 cm.) across, sometimes even smaller. The flowers frequently come in pastel colors and light to dark purple, and are borne in multiples along a bare, stiff spike emerging from a clump of leaves. Unlike other Phalaenopsis inflorescences that tend to gracefully arch, Doritis flower spikes are often stiff and erect as a result of their mostly terrestrial habitat. Note that most other Phalaenopsis are epiphytic.

These summer blooming orchids are natives of Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos, and South Asia countries as well like Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. There are only a few species within this group, but they are frequently interbred with other Phalaenopsis species and hybrids to create thousands of hybrids frequently referred to as Doritaenopsis, a fabricated word that combines Doritis with Phalaenopis.

phalaenopsis orchids

phalaenopsis orchids

Doritis orchids

Doritis orchid

Doritaenopsis

Doritaenopsis Orchid

source

http://EzineArticles.com/3334459
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doritis

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Vertical gardens, Interior decorations and orchids

vertical garden

vertical garden or green wall is a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and, in some cases, soil or an inorganic growing medium.

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Vertical Orchid Gardens 

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vertical garden with orchid

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Required hardware ?

may help the following links

http://www.chhajedgarden.com/Vertical-Wall-Panels-/Vertical-Wall-Garden-Panel-Set–Pack-of-4-Per-Set—-copy-id-237075.html
http://www.uzplanters.com/products/grovert-vertical-wall-garden
http://inhabitat.com/flora-grubb-panels-let-you-design-your-own-vertical-garden/flora-grub-vertical-garden-9/

Interior Decorations Hardware shop Links

1) http://factorydirectcraft.com/
2
http://www.zansaar.com/

Reference

1)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_wall
2) http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/30-marvelous-vertical-garden-designs-to-inspire-you/
3) http://www.livingwallart.com/category/vertical-garden-installations/page/5/
4) http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-patrick-blancs-enchanting-vertical-garden-wonderland-is-laced-with-7000-orchids-at-the-new-york-botanical-garden/patrick-blanc-garden-17/?extend=1

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