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Aerangis articulata

Author is Tom Kuligowski, posted over 4 years ago      Aerangis articulata, the Latin word meaning "jointed".  This plant was formerly known as Angraecum articulatum and Angraecum descendens in the early 1900s.  My thought on the bottom line howev... Read More

Angraecum magdalenae Shows Herself !

Author is Tom Kuligowski, posted over 4 years ago        Often referred to as the "Queen of the Angraecums"; Angraecum magdalenae can be a phenomenal plant to show off when in full bloom.  Whether a first time bloomer with a single flower or a gro... Read More

How Long to Bloom?

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 years ago Joyce Kelly found this good information in a 1982 Jones & Scully catalog. Pot size in standard size plants can help you guess when the plants may bloom. This is part of that chart: Pot Size…... Read More

Bulbophyllum guttulatum

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 years ago This is a small warm to cool-growing member of this large class of orchids which is found in the Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Vietnam where it grows at elevations of 1000 t... Read More

Orchid Growing Tips #15

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Ground cinnamon paste for wounds Use a paste made of ground cinnamon and a common household glue, such as Elmer’s, to cover and protect wounds on plants so that they will not become infected wit... Read More

Growing Orchids in a Fishbowl

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago If you are having trouble growing orchids indoors, especially if you like the tiny ones, you can try growing in a simple fishbowl. My first trial came when I purchased a Masdevallia I couldn’t resi... Read More

Ants in Orchid Pots

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago For those of us who grow outdoors part of the year or in a greenhouse, ants are a nuisance in our orchid pots. In addition, they farm aphids, mealy bugs and caterpillars which can seriously damage ... Read More

Maxillaria picta

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 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

Orchid Growing Tips #5

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Orthene will prevent thrips. A preventative spraying of Orthene 75%, wettable powder or in aerosol, on maturing flower buds will prevent thirp damage, as well as aphids and ants. If insects are fou... Read More

Laelia (Cattleya) tenebrosa

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 years ago Laelia (Cattleya) tenebrosa is one of the most spectacular of the big Laelias, now moved into the genus Cattleya. It is closely related to Laelia purpurata and Laelia grandis but needs less sun tha... Read More

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