Frequently asked questions


Is it a real plant?
They are real and live plants that are reproduced in a laboratory. They are neither miniatures nor bonsais.

What is the material they are planted in?

They are planted in a gel called medium that contains all the necessary nutrients so that the plant develops normally inside the vial without any type of intervention while keep in in vitro conditions.

How does the plant survive inside the vial?
The plant survives thanks to the nutrients contained in the gel or medium.

How long can the plant remain inside the vial?
The plant can remain inside the vial around 8 weeks, besides the time estimated of point of sale: 3 to 4 weeks. Nevertheless, the plant can be taken out once you have obtained the product.

Does the plant inside the vial continue growing?
Yes, the plant, thanks to the nutrients in the gel, will experience changes of size and form. The growing of leaves and roots is evident to simple view.

What happened if the vial is opened?
If the vial is opened, there exists a high possibility that spores of fungus and bacteria will enter the vial and land on the gel, where they will grow satisfactorily thanks to the richness of nutrients that the gel contains. If fungus or bacteria develops on the gel, it will immediately compete with the plant for the nutrients, later destroying the plant. The fungus and bacteria will even feed off the plant itself. It is for this reason that the vial should be opened only at the moment of the transplant.

Do the orchid and coffee plants grow normal flowers/fruits?
The species of orchids and coffee in the vial are normal plants like any of their species, and give flowers and normal fruits. They are neither miniature species nor bonsais.

How long does it take for the plant to flower? (In the case of the orchid plant)
That will depend on the species. The cattleyas (Cattleya skinneri, Cattleya dowiana, Cattleya violacea) will take around 4 to 5 years to emit the first flower depending on the care and the conditions of climate. There are faster species such as the Trichocentrum shallot, the Oncidium dichromaticum f. roseum or the Dendrobium antennatum which can delay up to 3 years for the first flower to bloom.

What are the odds of survival?
If you adequately continue the instructions for transplanting, the odds are high, especially if you take into account that the substrate is included in the product and the state of development is the apt one.

How do you remove the plant from the vial?
You can remove the plant with tweezers or you can shake it out.

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