Las orquídeas aéreas (Vanda) son originarias del sudeste asiático. De forma natural, crecen en la copa de los árboles y no necesitan tierra.
Un regalo de Navidad que dará un toque de distinción a tu hogar. 💐
Stress makes you sick. I am extremely adverse to the culture of managing chronic stress by 'pushing through' difficulties and hardship. I've felt what it is like to push yourself to the absolute physical and emotional limit when caring for the needs of others, while utterly neglecting yourself. I've seen someone I love pay the ultimate price for the relentless and chronic stress of high-level career 'progression'. This kind of 'living' is damaging emotionally and physically, and has psychoneuroimmunological consequences. Our nervous and immune systems are not equipped to be relentlessly hammered. Something has to give in the end, and the ultimate price is your good health and wellbeing. Our immune system is not a 'stand-alone' and autonomous part of our functioning body - our brain is speaking consistently and eloquently to the cells of our immune system and vice versa. It is a psychological and physical 'dance' that causes measurable physical changes. Be mindful of your neuro/brain-immune loop!! Realise stress is actually another form of infection in your body, and take action to make change or 'hacks' in your life if needed 💕🌿
Today is the international day of tea! ☕❤️ And we celebrate by putting this wonderful model of a tea set in the spotlight. 😁 It has been made out of clove, in 1943 in Indonesia. And it currently resides in our economical botanical collection. ❤️ Enjoy your tea today ❤️ and take a moment to investigate where it originates from. #tea#teaday#clove#teaset#botany#indonesia#syzigium#donotuse
I cannot get past the beauty of Aglaonema pictum tricolor. I am lucky enough to have a handful of specimens of this stunning plant - very much worth the work keeping them happy and healthy in cold / dry / too hot Melbourne.
These are the totems I use.
PVC pipes wrapped in polyamide felt, joined together with stainless staples.
I am frequently queried regarding these. Not all felt is similar. Organic felt deteriorated in time whilst polyamide felt is IV resistant, does not decompose and offers a significant lifespan, potentially into decades of persistent use. Weave densities, fabric and filament thicknesses vary along with reinforcing with or without imbedded netting. Each factor adjusts wicking capacity, root penetration, moisture holding capacity, etc.
How one utilises the fabric is as important as which fabric type is employed and which species is selected to be hosted.
Aerial ecologies capitalise on moisture whilst the roots of most climbing Aroid species follow moisture gradients.
Consequently, moisture and nutrients should be addressed appropriately to suit individual species. In this regard, felt is merely the conduit for life, not the process driving its growth and development, health and well-being.
These images illustrate how felt may function as per bark, moss and hepatic species in habitat, if supplied with moisture and nutrients.
The high humidity in this growing area supports functionality.
In these images one can observe my stripping back of a species in preparation of totem reuse. Root attachment and root feeding is intense, allowing the species to progress through ontogeny (progression from juvenile to adult form) rapidly.
Always consider a species and it’s culture broadly, noting root attachment and root feeding. In habitat, host structures are components of ecologies, active not static. Rock and wood surfaces are colonised by multitudes of species, each harvesting, processing, transitioning and accumulating resources other trophic levels of species respond to.
Life begets life. Make your plant culture diverse, allow species to interact, minimise isolation, maximise ecological services (albeit within a single container) and aid nature to functionally support and fulfil zones we currently have minimal mastery of... such as the complexity of species interactions and community.
DNA damage triggers a highly conserved response that coordinates processes necessary to maintain genome integrity, including cell cycle arrest, DNA repair, and cell death.
Scientists at Salk Institute for Biological Studies led by Assistant Professor Julie Law revealed a complex network of genes that helps plants cope with DNA damage.
They generated the first model of the DNA damage response transcriptional network using Arabidopsis, revealing 11 coexpressed gene groups with distinct biological functions and cis-regulatory features. SOG1 and three MYB3R TFs were, respectively found as the major activator and repressors within this network, coordinating the rapid induction of DNA repair genes and TF cascades as well as the subsequent repression of cell cycle genes.
Here are two different species of dracula orchids. All of the flower immitates a mushroom, but in particular the labellum (the white part) has ridges like the underside of a mushroom. They also smell like mushrooms. #botany#orchids#dracula#flowers#mimicry#pollination
Dreamy Scenes ⌓⌇◡◦
The shop is fully stocked of wonderful things, like this Dischidia Major pictured, ready for all you plant-y Christmas shoppers! Speaking of which, we’re open today from 11am to 9pm - and 10am to 5pm all weekend. Can’t wait to see you all! 😘🌿✨⌇◯⌢◦
Our personality and it’s rules limit our self-expression and our possibilities in life. Freedom means never having to be anyway at all, never having to be our personality or what we believe about ourselves.. @kaytranada