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Native Orchid Conservation

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Native orchids around the world are in trouble as a result of collection from the wild, habitat destruction, and increasingly climate change. Orchid societies and conservation groups are working to... Read More

Snails and Slugs on Orchids

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Snails and slugs are a constant problem for outdoor and greenhouse growers of orchids. They love the open medium of bark used for orchids and can cause great damage to new growths of both roots and... Read More

Epidendrum prismatocarpum

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted over 8 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

Winter Orchid Dreaming

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Orchid growing is somewhat like any other gardening – January and February are very slow months! Unlike outside gardeners in temperate climates, though, we are constrained by the problems of cold w... Read More

Growing Orchids In A Terrarium

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 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

World’s Tallest Orchid

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago The tallest freestanding orchid is Sobralia altissima from the high forests of Peru. It is reported to grow up to 44 feet or 13.5 meters high in optimum conditions. The bright reddish-purple flower... Read More

The Fakahatchee Strand

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 years ago The Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve Park is home to the largest collection of native orchid species and bromeliads in North America. It is also home to the Florida panther, black bear, Everglades... Read More

Could Tums Help Orchids Too?

Author is Dot Henley, posted over 8 years ago   A couple of years ago, I asked Andy Easton why some of our Catts had black tipped leaves. He said might be a calcium deficiency. Since then I have added 5 Tums tablets to every 20 gallons of f... Read More

Spider Mites on Orchids

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Spider mites are closely related to spiders. They are nearly microscopic in size and are not often suspected until the damage is visible, usually on thin leaved orchids such as Dendrobiums. The lea... Read More

Laelia anceps

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted over 8 years ago Laelia anceps is an undemanding and easy plant to grow for most people. This species is naturally occurring in Mexico and is extremely drought resistant as well as temperature tolerant. It will ... Read More

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