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World’s Worst Smeling Orchid

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 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

Pollinating crickets

Author is T.A. Frail, Megan Gambino, Abigail Tucker and Sarah Zielinski, posted over 8 years ago Orchids on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean are pollinated by nocturnal crickets, according to scientists who took night-vision video of the flowers. It’s the first time an insect from the cricke... Read More

Christmas Blooming Orchid: Cattleya percivaliana

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 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

Cattleya trianae

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted over 8 years ago This beautiful species is from Colombia’s rain forest and is their national flower. It was selected for this prestigious position because it has the same colors as the Colombian flag. A strong grow... Read More

Mounting Orchids

Author is Annie Mezaros, posted over 8 years ago I was apprehensive to say the least; the first time I decided I wanted to mount one of my orchids. I had realized that none of the directions or advise I had been following to grown my Tolumnia Ral... Read More

A Short History of Orchids

Posted by Sys Admin over 8 years ago The orchid family is not only the largest but one of the most diverse plant flowering families in the world. The orchid was one of the first plants to evolve on earth, it was around in the time of ... Read More

Summer Orchid Growing Tips

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 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

Phalaenopsis bellina

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted over 8 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

Prostechea boothiana

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted over 8 years ago A Florida native, also found in the Caribbean and Mexico in dry scrub forest and tropical deciduous forests as a hot to warm growing miniature to small sized epiphyte. It is found from sea level to... Read More

Rate Your Growing Skills

Author is Tom Sheehan, posted over 8 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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