Type of Growing for Orchids

Type of Growing

      Monopodial; Orchids are growing always grows vertically. Bud that on apex will sprout leaves alternately, growth continues while old leaves and stem will die. Roots and leaves sprout alternately from below to upward. Bud completely healthy will sprout new plant.

      Orchids monopodial-type such as Phalaenopsis Rhynchostylis Vanda Aerides Ascocentrum Trichoglottis Renanthera ArachnisVandopsis Doritis etc.

Monopodial-type Growing
(Vanda Orchid)

      Sympodial; Orchids are growing that grow sideways across the top of the pot. These orchids have a rhizome at the base usually put in horizontal, The bud at the base will begin growing anther rhizome. and then ,The rizome develops into a small plant or pseudobulb, and flower. When pseudobulbs have completely healthy, It will lose its leaves celled this pseudobulbs that "backbulb". It served store feed more years before it die.

      Orchids sympodial-type such as Paphiopedilum Dendrobium Cattleya Oncidium Bulbophyllum Grammatophyllum etc.

Sympodial-type Growing
(Cattleya Orchid)
When diving orchids should kept backbulds in groups of 3.4 as wll.

Growing patterns

      Epiphytes ; Growing on clinging to branches of trees. Roots orchids have thick roots covered with silver or white velamen. Which adsorb moisture and nutrients from the air such as Plalaenopsis Cattleya Dendrobium etc.
      Terrestrials and semi-terrestrials; are thrive growing on/in the ground. Roots orchids frequently have hairy roots such as Paphiopedilum. Orchids don’t need a lot of fertilizer, either. As a matter of fact, most of these ground-plants can’t handle a lot of fertilizer. Terrestrial orchids share some characteristics with their greenhouse counterparts. These plants come in many shapes and size.
      Lithophytes; Orchids that grow in or on rocks. Those that grow on rocks are also known as epipetric or epilithic plants. Lithophytes feed off nutrients from rain water and nearby decaying plants, including their own dead tissue. Chasmophytes grow in fissures in rocks where soil or organic matter has accumulated.