Orchid in a Fishbowl

I spent over a year asking around about a Bulbophyllum lasiochilum with no luck {of course, it’s not native to Brazil}, and then about six months ago I went for my routine fix at Orquidário Paulista {didn’t even mention the bulbo} and the owner presented me with two small specimens and said, “I’m not sure […]


Orchids For Dummies

I was browsing the internet the other day and found a great reference. The entire book, Orchids For Dummies in pdf format.


My First Paphiopedilum

This week I went to Tatuapé Garden, the local nursery, found and fell in love with my first Paphiopedilum. The plant was labeled Paphiopedilum gratrixianum, though I’m almost sure it’s a hybrid as the plant has green and light taupe markings, instead of the quite distinguished pinks, and reds of other Paph. gratrixiums I have […]


The Infested Cymbidium

After letting the pesticide work for a few days, this morning, armed with rubber gloves, a sterile cutting device, hydrogen peroxide and an old toothbrush, I jumped on the chance to exterminate the little beasts infesting the Cymbidium my husband brought home. Cleaning the leaves and roots is essential to the extermination of a pest […]

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Welcome to Jardim Therapy my blog about orchids and Brazil. Here you will find a few useful references, and some tip & tricks, along with posting of my own personal experience. I absolutely love orchids, and I want to help everyone interested in learning about these unique plants.

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