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World’s Worst Smeling Orchid

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 9 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

Orchid Growing Tips

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 9 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

Winter Orchid Dreaming

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 9 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

Eria rosea

Posted by Sys Admin over 9 years ago This is a small sized member of a large family related to the dendrobriums which is native to China and Hong Kong. Plants bloom in the spring and as the name suggests, they bear 3 to 4 rose colo... Read More

Laelia anceps

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted over 9 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

Laelia (Cattleya) tenebrosa

Posted by Sys Admin over 9 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

Christmas Blooming Orchid: Cattleya percivaliana

Posted by Sys Admin over 9 years ago One of the Christmas blooming orchids, this species is native to Venezuela where it is found at altitudes of 1300 – 2000 meters, however the plant will grow and bloom well at sea level as it grows ... Read More

Growing Orchids In A Terrarium

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 9 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

Snails and Slugs on Orchids

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 9 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

Summer Orchid Growing Tips

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 9 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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