Category: Culture

Tools of the Trade

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago Gearing Up with Two Gadgets to Grow Better Orchids THERE SEEM TO BE FEW HORTICULTURAL pursuits that have more available paraphernalia than orchid growing. The need or practicality of much of t... Read More

To the Point

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago Terete-Leaved Orchids are Candidates for Bright Light ORCHIDS WITH THIN, TAPERING, pencil-shaped leaves that are rounded in cross section have what botanists term terete leaves. This rather un... Read More

Thermal Dynamics

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago The Influence of Temperature Requirements Among Orchids THE MAJORITY OF ORCHIDS THAT hobbyists grow have direct or ancestral origins in tropical climates. While most regard any frost-free clim... Read More

The “V” Word (Viruses)

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago A Troubling Problem for Orchids Growers THERE IS PROBABLY NO OTHER word that elicits more confusion and fear among experienced orchid growers than virus.  There seems to be no lack of exper... Read More

The Catt House

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago Cattleyas Set the standard by Which Other Genera Can Be Grown IN ORCHID LITERATURE AND discussions, it is common to read or hear references to “typical orchid conditions” or “basic orchid cult... Read More

Seeing the Light

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago Indoors or Outside, Proper Exposure Coaxes Orchids to Flower LIGHT DRIVES THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC process in plants, transforming nutrients into food they use to grow and flower. It is perhaps the ... Read More

Reading the Leaves

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago Examining Plants Closely Offers a Clue to Health ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT habits that an orchid grower can develop is the practice of regular and careful observation of his or her plants. Eac... Read More

Performance Anxiety

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago Determining What your Orchids Need to do Their Best WHEN YOU HAVE NURTURED FOR months an orchid plant that has previously bloomed, it is disappointing when a new growth fails to flower. The ma... Read More

Multiplication by Division

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago When Repotting, Consider the Benefits of Dividing Orchids MOST OF TODAY’S ORCHID growers do not remember the days before orchid mericlones were available. It was in the 1960s that it was disco... Read More

More Bang for the Buck

Author is Ken Slump, posted 5 months ago Choosing Orchids that Offer Flowers Galore THERE ARE QUITE A FEW ORCHIDS that produce only a blossom or two at flowering time that are nevertheless well worth the effort to grow simply because... Read More

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