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Growing Orchids In A Terrarium

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago A decorative idea for growing orchids in the home is the use of a terrarium, conservatory or Wardian Case. The concept behind the use of these items is that you create a  mini-greenhouse inside to ... Read More
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Peristeria elata

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago This plant has long been one of my favourites. It is a terrestrial and loves warm growing conditions. It is the national flower of Panama where it grows as a terrestrial in loamy soil and humus poc... Read More
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Laelia esalqueana

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago Laelia esalqueana is one of the star-shaped Laelias known as “Rupicolus Laelias” due to their unique habitat growing in almost full sun in rocky mountainous terrain, sometimes on the rocks themselv... Read More
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Vanda cristata

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago Vanda cristata Lindl. 1833 Distribution: Himalayas, Tibet and Assam Vanda cristata is found at between 1200-2300 m in the Himalayas (Garhwal to Bhutan), Tibet and Assam (Khasia). Vanda crista... Read More
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Fall Orchid Growing Tips

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago Repot Fall is a good time to repot those orchids which have already bloomed and are going into a rest period or growing pseudobulbs which will mature over the winter. With cooler weather the trans... Read More
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Epidendrum prismatocarpum

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago If you like flowers that make a statement then this striking species is for you. Native to Mexico and Central America it’s found in forests growing on large tree branches. The bright, long-lasti... Read More
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Falling Leaves – Cattleyas

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago In general, leaf loss in Cattleya Alliance orchids is not considered to be a major growing problem. Unless you have very good growing conditions and have solved most of your cultural problems, you ... Read More
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Summer In South Florida

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago These are a few things, in no particular order, that you might wish to consider that could help your plants through what is often a very difficult growing season in South Florida. It’s hot and t... Read More
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Repotting Keikis

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago Question:  I have a healthy vanda that flowers freely. Now, however, it is growing two plantlets. How do I remove them and pot into their own baskets? M.H. Starzinger Answer:  The offsets are kn... Read More
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Setting Up A Terrarium

Posted by Sys Admin almost 7 years ago Many orchid growers graduate from the windowsill to a terrarium in order to better control environmental conditions, especially humidity, for their plants. An old aquarium can be used for this purp... Read More

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