Category: Culture

Water: The Most Important Nutrient

Author is Roy Tokunaga, posted 4 months ago We take water for granted.  It falls out of the sky.  It flows from the faucet.  Oahu city water is considered good for growing Orchids.   We use it without thought or concern. If you study orch... Read More

Rains, Humidity and Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 1 year ago We know for the fact that orchids love moisture and thrive when humidity is high. The ideal conditions for best orchid growth are partial or indirect sunlight with just one or two hours of direct s... Read More

Harmful Effects of Common Orchid Pesticides

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 1 year ago We have been using pesticides and various other chemicals frequently to get rid of pests and diseases in plants, without realising the harmful effects of these chemicals. Now, studies and reports a... Read More

Using Water Beads For Growing Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 2 years ago Water beads seem like tiny magical grains that swell up with water, like the bean-stalk seeds from the fairy tales. These tiny beads are capable of storing amazing amounts of water and can be used ... Read More

Your Flu and Orchid Care

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 2 years ago Everyone gets sick once in a while, but what happens to your orchids when you are unable to get up to care for them? With every change in the season comes a host of fevers to put you to bed. So it ... Read More

Orchids And The persistent Whitefly

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 2 years ago Most orchid species are susceptible to whiteflies. These insects are attracted to the softer parts of the plants, where they can easily suck the sap. These persistent pests have, unfortunately deve... Read More

Summers And Your Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 2 years ago With summers in full swing, the soaring temperatures and accompanying dry wind is a killer for man and plants alike, especially in the dry tropics. While man can take shelter, the plants have to be... Read More

Making Name Labels For Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 3 years ago With spring peeping through the leaves, the need for repotting will present itself for some of your orchids. With repotting you will also be requiring new labels for the newly repotted orchids. Nam... Read More

Growing Your Cymbidiums

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 3 years ago There a large number of both tree growing Cymbidiums as well as ground growing ones. These are easy to grow orchids in general and show tolerance to a wide range of temperatures, especially the epi... Read More

Orchids Need To be Labelled

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 3 years ago Labelling your orchids is very important. Every experienced orchidologist, or rather anyone working with plants in general, will advise beginners as well as old hands to always label the plants. Wh... Read More

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