Best Terrarium Plants: 13 Filler Plants For Tropical Setups
When it comes to building a terrarium, filler plants are more than a necessity. Learn what plants make the best filler plants for orchid terrariums.
Watering a Mounted Orchid: Everything You Need to Know
Mounted orchids will dry out much faster than the ones in pots, especially in an indoor environment that has artificial heat/cooling, like your living room. There are mainly two reasons for this: 1) they have more access to air flow since their roots aren’t hindered by a plastic pot, and 2) they don’t have as much (or any) sphagnum moss or other water-retaining medium to trap and store humidity. Read the full article on our website.
How To Mount A Mini Phalaenopsis on Driftwood
Cultivating orchids is one of the most satisfying hobbies that one can have, especially when it comes to creative ways to display your blooming orchids. Mounting mini phalaenopsis on driftwood is an amazingly easy method to keeping your orchid healthy and it’s actually easier to grow if you are a beginner. Check out the how to guide on our website.
Yellow Leaves on Your Orchid: 8 Causes and Their Remedies
Yellowing leaves make any orchid grower nervous. The questions are limitless: should you cut off yellow orchid leaves? What does it mean when leaves turn yellow? How do you fix an over watered orchid? How do you fix yellow leaves on plants? When the leaves on your orchid start to yellow, it’s normal to feel like something is wrong. Read the whole article on our website.
Orchid Potting Mix: The Right and Wrong Medium
With so many varieties of potting mixes, how do you know which one is the right one for your orchid? The main difference between orchids and your other household plants (in terms of potting medium) is that 70 % of all orchids (denominated epiphytes) aren’t planted in soil or dirt. Their potting mix is exclusive to them, and if you plant them in dirt, they will soon present problems that will lead to their death. Read the complete article on our website.
Pros Cons Of Semi Hydroponics for Orchids
If you’re thinking about transferring your orchids from the traditional potting media, (orchid bark, perlite, charcoal, and sphagnum moss) into a semi hydroponic media with leca pebbles, then you’ll need to consider a few things first. The semi hydroponics has pros and cons, and in this article, you’ll learn what to expect.
Learn How to Transfer Your Orchid into Semi Hydroponics
Hydroponics is more indicated for orchids that prefer to have a short drying out period instead of a longer one. Their roots are constantly moist, in contact with water for the most part of their lives. These orchids are most likely to be terrestrial, or live near streams, rivers, ponds and wetlands. These are the best candidates, but if you observe your orchid well, most all will transition to hydroponics without trouble.
Orchid Light Requirements: 4 Solutions for Artificial Light
Growing orchids indoors with artificial grow lights isn’t complicated, once you know what you’re doing. In fact, it’s quite easy. Some orchid have light requirements that have to be supplemented since indoor light isn't enough. The most vital question now is how much light is right for your specific orchid?
Fungus Gnats: Why most Methods to Eliminate Them Don’t Work — Orchideria
Gnats are a commonly found pest when growing orchids. It doesn’t even have to be orchids: just leave a cut grapefruit on the kitchen table overnight and in the morning, you’ll probably have a gnat or two hoovering above it. Gnats are drawn to the moistur
Moth Orchid Care: Complete Guide for Beginners
Complete Guide for beginners on how to care for your Phalaenopsis Orchids or Moth Orchids. Orchids Care: Guide for beginners. In this article, you'll learn how to water, give the correct lighting, fertilize, and repot your moth orchid. Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow language that puts all the professional tips in your hands. This beginners orchid guide will teach you Phalaenopsis orchid care. Learn more on our website. Along with this how-to, there are other orchids care guides.
Black Spots on Orchid Leaves
Black spots on orchid leaves could mean one of three things: (1) the orchid was bruised during transport or handling, (2) the leaves have had access to more sunlight then they require, or (3) bacteria has infected the leaf. Since the first two reasons are fairly easy to resolve and there’s no need to panic, this article will focus on the bacterial infection. Read the entire article on our website.
Unique Ideas for Watering Orchids
You have kept up your watering routine and your orchids show positive signs that they are adjusting well to the conditions of irrigation you are providing. Vacations tend to through a wrench in the system, since you might be away for an extended period of time. Naturally, you’re concerned about how your orchids will survive. Can orchids dry out? Yes. Most orchids will survive for two to three weeks (a typical vacation period) without watering. Read the full article on our website.
Top 8 Questions & Answers about Orchid Keikis
An orchid keiki is a baby replica of the mother plant, a clone with the exact same DNA, reproduced asexually—not by pollination. This new baby plant will display the same flower pattern, shape, colors, and texture as the mother plant. Keiki means “the little one, child, or baby” in Hawaiian, which is where the term originated. When it comes to orchid propagation, many questions arise. Read the complete article on our website with the most common questions about keikis and detailed…
3 Proven Methods for Using Teabags as Orchid Fertilizers - Orchideria
Tea bags used as orchid fertilization enhance nitrogen and simulate tannic acid, both stimulating orchid growth. Which is better: green or black tea? Read more.
Mealybugs on Orchids: 7 Remedies to Eliminate Them For Good
What’s the white stuff on my orchid leaves? Mealybugs look like white fuzz, elaborate cotton candy, or the result of a drunk spider trying to make its web. Theses insects chew away at orchid tenders, concentrating on younger growths: any new roots, leaves, sheaths, and new buds. The younger the sprout on your orchid, the more hydrated the cells are, rich with minerals and nutrients. Check out the complete article on our website.