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Setting Up A Terrarium

Posted by Sys Admin over 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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Maxillaria picta

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago Maxillaria picta belongs to a large genus of orchids which are native to Central and South America. Many of these are well suited for growing in the South Florida area. Of these, M. picta is one... Read More
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Rate Your Growing Skills

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago   ORCHIDOPHILOS by Tom Sheehan Frequently I am asked by an orchidist how to tell whether or not he/she is doing a good job of growing his/her plants. Actually, this is a good question, becaus... Read More
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Phalenopsis bellina

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago Anyone who has been growing orchids for years will know this species by its former name, Phalanopsis violacea v. Borneo. It was given full species status by Eric Christensen in 1995 and renamed bel... Read More
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Summer Orchid Growing Tips

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago Foliar fertilizing promotes better growth During the peak growing months of summer use a very dilute foliar fertilizer (half normal strength) with 1/2 teaspoon per gallon soap as a wetting agent s... Read More
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World’s Worst Smeling Orchid

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago The worst smelling orchid is Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis. We picked this particular Bulbophyllum due to the sheer size of the plant and flower and therefore the amount of scent it produces. Many othe... Read More
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Prostechea boothiana

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago A Florida native, also found in the Caribbean and Mexico in dry scrub forest and tropical deciduous forests as a hot to warm growing miniature to small sized epiphyte. It is found from sea level to... Read More
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Orchid Growing Tips

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago Foliar Fertilizing During the peak growing months of summer use a foliar fertilizer of very dilute fertilizer with 1/2 teaspoon per gallon soap as a wetting agent so that the fertilizer will stay ... Read More
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Pollinating crickets

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago Orchids on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean are pollinated by nocturnal crickets, according to scientists who took night-vision video of the flowers. It’s the first time an insect from the cricke... Read More
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Mounting Orchids

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago I was apprehensive to say the least; the first time I decided I wanted to mount one of my orchids. I had realized that none of the directions or advise I had been following to grown my Tolumnia Ral... Read More

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