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Orchids can be propagated from seeds or in vitro.In the case of seed propagation, we use the same method as in vitro We add substances which replace natural for orchid fungus eg: small piece of potato, swede or banana. Alternatively coconut milk or pineapple juice can be used. It should be remembered about 2-3 days stratification of seeds. Seeds germinate very well, we can expect at least 70% of the seeds sprout. Orchids have very tiny seeds although their abundance with one plant is enormous. For example, one Dactylorchiza plant can give several thousand seeds. Growing plants from seeds is...

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Popular hardy orchids belong to the following genus:  Cypripedium hybrides, Dactylorhiza, Epipactis, Gymnadenia, Orchis, Pleione, Pogonia and Spiranthes, Platanthera.There are over 40 species of hardy orchids. (excluding  hybrid varieties).In nature, orchids choose places that may vary according to species. These are damp areas, wet meadows, and forests with lots of light coming in or areas that are strongly sunlit. Most of them like calcium-rich soils, but some of them require neutral  soil. Purchased plants should be planted in the right place to provide sufficient light and moisture to the substrate.Immediately after planting orchids we water  them abundantly and take care...

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