Category: Culture

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

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

Setting Up A Terrarium

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Many orchid growers graduate from the windowsill to a terrarium in order to better control environmental conditions, especially humidity, for their plants. An old aquarium can be used for this purp... Read More

Orchid Growing Tips #5

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Orthene will prevent thrips. A preventative spraying of Orthene 75%, wettable powder or in aerosol, on maturing flower buds will prevent thirp damage, as well as aphids and ants. If insects are fou... 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

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

Getting Orchids Ready For Fall/Winter

Author is Liese, posted over 8 years ago Even though it’s early September, fall seems to be in the air. The days are slowly getting shorter, the nights cooler, and some trees are even beginning to lose their leaves. The kids are back in s... Read More

Orchid Growing Tips #15

Author is Susan Taylor, posted over 8 years ago Ground cinnamon paste for wounds Use a paste made of ground cinnamon and a common household glue, such as Elmer’s, to cover and protect wounds on plants so that they will not become infected wit... 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

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

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