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Epidendrum prismatocarpum

Posted by Sys Admin about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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 about 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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Summer Orchid Growing Tips

Posted by Sys Admin about 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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Orchid Growing Tips

Posted by Sys Admin about 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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Phalenopsis bellina

Posted by Sys Admin about 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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