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Vanda Orchids

Vanda orchids: Vanda orchids are a group of orchids those are native to India and South East Asia spreading across to Northern Australia.  Vanda orchids are epiphytic orchids. This means that they do not attach their roots to soil. Instead, they get their support from other plants, but are not parasitic. In the wild, Vanda […]

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Hydroponics way of farming

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water without soil. Soil less growing media includes rock wool, pottery shards, glass marbles, special porous and inert clay pellets. Soil less growing medium also includes coir fiber, perlite, vermiculite and gravel. Even polystyrene packing peanuts or any other inert material not toxic to plants […]

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Different types of Growing Medium for Plants

There are different types of growing medium used to grow plants.  The art of growing plants without soil is not new concept. With the evolution of time, man learned new methods of Agriculture. The knowledge on plant nutrition and other techniques, man learnt to grow plants in different growing medium like rock wool, inert clay […]

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Coco Peat, An Excellent Growing Medium

Coco peat or Coir Peat is the ‘coir fiber pith’ also called as ‘coir dust’. Coco peat is a bi-product produced when processing the coconut husks for extraction of long fiber from the husks. Coir waste from coir fiber industries is washed and heat-treated. The treated coir waste is then screened and graded before being […]

Enchanting Orchids

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Vanda Orchids

Vanda orchids: Vanda orchids are a group of orchids those are native to India and South East Asia spreading across to Northern Australia.  Vanda orchids are epiphytic orchids. This means that they do not attach their roots to soil. Instead, they get their support from other plants, but are not parasitic. In the wild, Vanda […]

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Phalaenopsis | Enchanting Moth Orchids

Phalaenopsis: Phalaenopsis commonly called as “moth orchids” derives its name from the Greek word “Phalania” meaning moth and “opsis” meaning appearance. The name refers to the moth like shaped flowers. The flowering stem is arching with thick flowers that resemble a moth in flight. There are more than 30000 species of phalaenopsis. Thus this is […]

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Common Types Of Orchids

Orchids have a magical beauty and attraction, with incredible colors, shapes, and scents. Orchids comprise one of the most abundant and varied of flowering plant families. There are over 20,000 known species and orchids are especially common in moist tropical regions. Although temperate orchids usually grow in the soil, tropical orchids are more often epiphytes […]