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Orchids
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Orchids

Question: Hi Orchids. I recently bought two orchids, one bears the name Phalaenopsis, the other "Star Class Dendrobium", and looks like the plant of the photo I send in an attachment. I have no idea how to grow them: water, repotting, pruning, fertilizing ... Can you help me?

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Corinocarpus - Corynocarpus laevigata

The Corynocarpus laevigata or corinocarpo is an evergreen plant native to New Zealand; in nature it is a small tree, which reaches 7-8 meters in height, in a container it remains below 180-200 cm. It has a gray-green, smooth, very branched trunk and pyramidal crown; the leaves are quite large, 15-20 cm long, dark green, smooth, thick and leathery; the "variegated" variety has glossy leaves with a variegated green color and creamy white.
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Dipladenia - Mandevilla splendens

On this page we will talk about: other articles: Climbing evergreen plant native to Central and South America. The thin and fleshy stems grow rapidly, this plant is grown in hanging pots, or as a climber, helped by racks or guardians. The leaves are oval, dark, glossy, thick, slightly pubescent on the underside; in spring and summer it produces a cascade of large trumpet flowers, gathered in racemes, delicately scented, red, pink or white, with a lemon yellow throat.
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Kohleria digitaliflora

It is a genus that brings together about fifty perennial herbaceous plants originating in Central and South America. They produce fleshy rhizomes from which numerous ovate, dark green leaves sprout, covered with a thick down, which often present small light dots. Towards the end of summer, on long flexible stems, numerous pink, red, orange or yellow tubular flowers bloom, covered with down and with contrasting dots.
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Capelvenere - Adiantum venustum

The genus has two hundred species of ferns, some rustic can be grown in the garden, others in greenhouses and in apartments. They are used as ornamental plants for light and decorative foliage. The Adiantum venustum, also called Capelvenere, is a garden species that changes color over the course of the year: the fronds, when they grow old, turn from glaucous to brown and the new fronds are pink.
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Misery, Wretched Grass, Tradescancy - Tradescantia

About sixty species of perennial herbaceous plants, originating in Central and South America, are part of this genus; in general they have a prostrate or hanging habit and are cultivated as houseplants. The Tradescantia plants develop slightly fleshy stems, which bear long oval or lanceolate leaves, also fleshy, of various colors, green-bluish, but also variegated with white, yellow or pink.
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Deer horn fern, Alicorne - Platycerium bifurcatum

Epiphytic fern native to southern Australia; of the genus platycerium belong some ferns, all epiphytes, widespread in Australia and southern Africa; in nature they grow on the trunk of tall trees, at the bifurcation of the branches, reaching conspicuous dimensions, the specimens cultivated in pots have fronds generally no longer than 40-70 cm, there are cultivars with a particularly compact habit.
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Hypoestes phyllostachya

The Hypoestes phyllostachya is a small semi-woody, evergreen shrub originating in Madagascar; there are about forty species of hypoestes, widespread in southern Africa and southern Asia, but only some are cultivated as ornamental plants. It has small, very branched stems, generally with a prostrate habit, and reaches 20-25 cm in height; the thick leaves are oval, very thin and delicate, green in color with variegations and dots of various colors, depending on the variety, from white to pink, from purple to red; there are numerous cultivars with particularly bright colors.
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Allamanda cathartica

About ten species of evergreen climbing plants belong to the allamanda genus, originating in Central and South America. In nature they grow up to 10-12 meters in length, while the specimens grown in pots remain within 100-150 cm in height, and are often grown in hanging baskets.
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Aluminum plant - Pilea cadierei

This genus includes about two hundred species of perennial herbaceous plants, originating from most of the globe; the species generally cultivated as decorative plants are about ten, they come from south-central America and are evergreen. The Pilea cadierei are dense tufts of roundish or heart-shaped leaves, more or less elongated, of dark green color, with gray-silver or blue zoning, glossy and waxy; due to their characteristics they are also known as the aluminum plant.
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Anthurium - Anthurium andraeanum

Anthuriums are among the most cultivated in the apartment, they belong to the aracee family, such as the common white garden calla lilies; the similarities between the two genera are very clear in the flowers, or rather in the inflorescences: as with the calla lilies, the anthurium also produces a thin fleshy stem, which bears a panicle inflorescence, consisting of small leaning flowers, called spadix; under the inflorescence there is a sort of large bract, called spata, consisting of a brightly colored transformed leaf.
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Hemigraphis repanda

This genus includes 6-7 species of small perennial plants with a prostrate habit, originating in Malaysia and southern Asia. The Hemigraphis repanda reaches 15-20 cm in height, and tends to develop very wide; it has thin semi-woody stems, very branched, which bear thin lanceolate leaves, sometimes serrated and lobed, of a greenish-purple color, silver on the lower side and with shades tending to purple and pink; from spring to autumn it produces small creamy-white flowers.
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Alpinia zerumbet

Alpinia zerumbet or purpurata is an evergreen tropical plant, native to Central and South America and Asia. It forms a dense and compact head of elongated, pointed leaves, of an intense green color, stiff and shiny; the leaves are erect, they tend to arch and grow longer, they grow up to 30-40 cm; produces a long erect stem, which bears a panicle inflorescence, consisting of bracts intensely colored in red or fuchsia rose; in spring small white or cream-white flowers bloom from the bracts.
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Eschinanthus - Aeschynanthus speciosus

To the genus aeschynanthus belong some species of perennial climbing or prostrate, epiphytic plants, originating from Indonesia and Borneo; the genus includes many species, often very different from each other in the color of the leaves and the shape of the flowers, which in most species are red or orange, and bloom in clusters at the bottom of the branches; these plants are very suitable for growing in hanging bowls.
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Afelandra - Aphelandra squarrosa

Aphelandra squarrosa or Afelandra is an evergreen shrub native to central-southern America, which in nature reaches 2-3 m in height, and in a container it remains close to 50-60 cm. The fleshy stems, of dark color, carry numerous oval leaves, very large, of light green color, but in many species of dark green color, with white or yellow veins, very showy; the leaves are shiny, slightly wrinkled.
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Columnea crassifolia

Generlait This genus contains about 150 species of evergreen epiphytic perennial herbaceous plants, originating in Central and South America. The most cultivated species have a hanging or climbing habit; the leaves are oval, opposite, of a bright green color, often covered with a thin white hair.
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Sapphire flower - Browallia speciosa

Browallia speciosa is a small perennial shrub, native to South America; it has a roundish, very branched habit and reaches a height of 30-40 cm. The stems are thin, light brown or green; the leaves are oval, bright green, pointed, furrowed with deep veins.
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Dieffenbachia

Genus belonging to the araceae family, which includes 30 species of evergreen perennials with a robust stem and very large, oblong leaves. Although it is native to Central America and West Indies, the name of this plant derives from J.P Dieffenbach, administrator of the gardens of the royal palace in Vienna.
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Climbing Lily - Gloriosa superb

The climbing lily is a herbaceous or semi-woody plant, which produces tuberous roots, native to the tropical areas of central Africa. The thin stems, quite branched, stretch up to 100-150 cm, they bear numerous elongated leaves, lanceolate, light green, slightly leathery; at the apex of the leaves there are small hooks with which the plant clings to any support.
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Achimenes

Achimenes is a rhizomatous plant native to central-southern America. It has thin, semi-woody, flexible stems, light green in color, very branched, which bear numerous large leaves, thin, wrinkled and rough, light green, dark green or with shades of bronze, depending on the species; throughout the spring, until September-October, it produces innumerable tubular flowers, of various colors, from white to purple, from pink to blue, from yellow to red.
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Ruellia makoyana

About ten species of evergreen herbaceous plants belong to the genus ruellia, usually small shrubs, originating from central-southern America. R. makoyana is a climber, easy to grow in pots. It has thin stems, of green color, which bear long alternate, oval, dark green leaves; the leaves of ruellia makoyana are velvety, opaque, and have light-colored veins, very evident.
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