Rare transgenic orchids in close-up in Hanoi
An orchid garden in Hanoi capital's Dong La commune can be considered highly valuable as it has many rare species, including transgenic plants valued billions of Vietnam Dong in the market.
The orchid garden spans a total area of 2,000 square metres and is widely considered to be one of the largest orchid gardens throughout the northern region.
A range of unique and valuable orchids can be found within the site.
With many rare species of high market value, the garden is carefully guarded.
The garden is always locked to maintain security and protect species inside.
A CCTV system has been installed to monitor the effects of rain and sunshine in the garden.
The garden owns many rare transgenic orchid baskets worth billions of Vietnam Dong each in the market.
In order to ensure orchids grow well, they must get enough nutrition, sunshine, wind, and humidity.
A local gardener is happy to show off a seed starting to grow.
It takes each of the gardeners considerable time and skill to plant the species.
Planting the orchids can bring in a huge revenue for the gardeners each year.
Each precious root is meticulously cared for.
The garden is home to a diverse range of orchid plants, providing plenty of choice for prospective buyers.
A number of special materials are required in order to grow orchids.
Each of the nutrients is mixed in certain proportions in order to fertilise the plant and allow it to grow well.
This orchid root was recently purchased for a high price, equivalent to that of a luxury car.
In order to own such a valuable orchid garden, artisans must spend plenty of time learning how to grow and tend the plants.
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