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Grow Native Orchids

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Grow Native Orchids in Your Garden Believe it or not, you can grow native orchids in your gardens if you pick out those which grow in your area and you can provide them the right conditions. The... Read More

HOT! HOT! HOT!

Author is Liese, posted over 8 years ago Ideally, most orchids do best in the 70’s and 80’s, going cooler at night. During mid-summer, when they receive week after week of 90 degree temperatures, they need a bit of extra TLC to keep them ... Read More

Repotting Keikis

Author is Ned Nash, posted over 8 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

Peristeria elata

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 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

Falling Leaves – Cattleyas

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 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

Orchid Growing Tips

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 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

Laelia esalqueana

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 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

Maintaining An Orchid Terrarium

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Once you have your terrarium set up for your orchids maintaining happy and healthy plants is easy if you give them all the elements of their environment they need. Depending upon the type of pla... Read More

Staking Orchid Flowers

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Staking your inflorescences so that the flowers can be presented and shown to their best effect is an art into itself. If you go to an orchid show or society meeting where blooming plants are displ... Read More

Ionopsis

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago These cute little miniatures are found from Florida through Bolivia and most of the Caribbean Islands. There are currently about ten species listed and most of them are twig epiphytes or tree growi... Read More

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