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BASIC TIPS FOR RE-POTTING ORCHIDS

BASIC TIPS FOR RE-POTTING ORCHIDS

Don’t be afraid to re-pot your orchid. Despite their reputation, orchids are tough and re-potting helps them to thrive. When buying orchids, it is always wise to inspect the mix and the pot that the plant is in. Sometimes the mix is old and the pot does not suit the...

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BULBOPHYLLUM ORCHID CARE

BULBOPHYLLUM ORCHID CARE

Bulbophyllum orchids, also known as “Bulbos,” are the largest genus of orchids with more than 2000 species. They are named after their bulbous leaves and are known for having an incredible range of flower shapes and colours. The bizarre species are considered to be...

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WHY IS MY ORCHID NOT FLOWERING?

WHY IS MY ORCHID NOT FLOWERING?

This is a list of 5 reasons why your orchid may not be flowering, we hope you find it informative. LIGHT LEVELS Overall, the most common reason that orchids fail to bloom is insufficient light. The Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilum orchids are usually happy with the...

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OVER WATERED AND UNDER WATERED ORCHIDS

OVER WATERED AND UNDER WATERED ORCHIDS

Over-watered and under-watered orchids show many of the same symptoms because the effect of both practices is the same - damaged or destroyed root systems, which result in a dehydrated orchid. The signs of dehydration include the following: Pleated leaves; Excessively...

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HOW TO IDENTIFY AND CONTROL COMMON PESTS

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND CONTROL COMMON PESTS

When you first notice pests on your orchids, you need to promptly and properly identify them so you can be sure to apply the most effective control. In many cases, especially if there are many pests present, you'll have to apply control measures every seven to ten...

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TIPS FOR NEW GROWERS

TIPS FOR NEW GROWERS

If this is your first experience growing an orchid, don't be afraid of them, most are no more difficult to grow than ordinary houseplants. Orchids are unique, unusual, gorgeous, and very special and once you get used to what they need we expect you will be delighted...

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HEALTHY PLANTS ARE DISEASE AND PEST RESISTANT

HEALTHY PLANTS ARE DISEASE AND PEST RESISTANT

We all want to grow healthy plants and healthy plants are pest and disease resistant. Quite often we overlook the obvious. The difference between healthy and unhealthy plants is often the orchid potting mix and the fertilizing/pest control program. POTTING MIX Always...

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Growing Soft Cane Dendrobiums

Growing Soft Cane Dendrobiums

Soft Cane (Nobile type) Dendrobiums must be one of the easiest of all exotic orchids to grow and flower. The range of colours available is unsurpassed by any other type or genus of Orchid. These plants are tough and will tolerate extreme conditions. The most important...

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Root Extender

Root Extender

What is root extender? Root Extender is 100% natural. It contains blended mycorrhiza and other beneficial live fungal spores. Mycorrhiza is essential to the germination and the growth of Orchid Plants. Benefits: Encourages root development – Ideal for potted plants....

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