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How Do Orchids Grow In The Wild? [Resolved]

Naturally, orchids bloom on a schedule that is rarely seen in today’s world 😁 In our world, orchids are “forced” into bloom by a nursery 😎 Nurseries have a “perfect” growing environment in which humidity, light, and temperature are controlled 😉 Nurseries can produce orchids all year thanks to this environment. If an orchid is full-blooming in Summer and you purchase it, this means that it was likely forced to bloom in a nursery. Although it’s fine for a nursery to do so, once you own your orchids and they are on a natural schedule, the time when they bloom is up to you. This can include early Spring or Winter. An orchid’s roots will develop and the leaves will begin to grow in the Summer. To store energy and grow new leaves, orchids must also develop new roots. For more details, see my “Season by Season” guide post. [1]
The nature and biologyof wild orchids can be confusing for non-scientific lovers. A lot of anthropomorphism is added to make it seem like there are all kinds of evil motives behind the behaviorof orchids. People who are familiar with First Nature will be aware that we take a particular interest in wild orchids and the European native terrestrial orchids. As well as helping to identify orchids that have been photographed and found during vacations, we often get asked about the causes of orchid anomalies. These include hybridisation, and the occurrence of so-called ‘freaks’ or ‘monstrous forms’. There are many questions we receive about the growth, pollination and structure of orchid flowers and plants. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions, along with what we believe to be straightforward answers. Richerd, T. (March 22, 2020). [2]
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Orchid habitats can be found in many places. They range from the tropics and the Arctic to sea level and up to 12,000 feet. The epiphytic orchids are those which can be found in the soil. Grow in treesThey thrive in mangrove swamps and monsoon forests. They use trees as support. They are not harmful to the host plant. Their aerial roots are visible and can hang down. The roots are protected by a spongey substance that can absorb water and keep it from drying out. Terrestrial orchids: These are the ones that grow in soil. Grow on the ground and derive their nutrients from the soil like most other plantsYou will find them near streams, lakes, swamps and coastal lowlands. They also can be found in water meadows, forests, and at the edges of waterfalls. The epiphytic orchids are found in temperate, tropical and subtropical regions as well as in cool and warm rainforests. Terrestrial orchid species tend to be found in cooler regions. [3]
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Orchid flowers have a beauty and complexity that is unmatched in the world of plants. This exotic family includes the most diverse collection of orchid flowers. Flowering plants There are over 30.000 species and close to 200,000 hybrids on the planet. You can find orchids in the equatorial tropical tropics and the arctic tundra as well as everywhere else. The reason for this diversity lies in the orchid’s amazing ability to adapt to its given environment. With so many different orchid varieties that thrive in so many different growing conditions, it is relatively easy to find an orchid that is well suited to the conditions that you can provide — whether it is a kitchen window or a full-size greenhouse. Jamill Battle, Malappuram (India) pointed this out. [4]
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Jackwallington.com goes on to mention how many of Europe’s wild orchids are rare and hard to find for the reason they require very, very precise growing conditions. They are often found in woodlands and ancient meadows, depending on their species. Because they depend on naturally occurring communities of trees, fungi and soils to support them, these conditions are nearly impossible to reproduce. Although it sounds like science-fiction, we know now that plants and mushrooms are connected and can communicate with each other by exchanging nutrients and chemicals. We are grateful to Teairra Madison, a French woman from Toulouse for her recommendation. [5]

Refer to the Article

  1. https://myfirstorchid.com/2016/08/10/orchid-growth-in-the-wild/
  2. https://www.first-nature.com/flowers/~nature-orchids.php
  3. https://www.orchids-care.info/orchids-in-the-wild/
  4. https://www.gardeners.com/how-to/growing-orchids/5072.html
  5. https://www.jackwallington.com/an-introduction-to-native-wild-orchids-the-alien-wonder-beings/
Mehreen Alberts

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