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...
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...
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...
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;...
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...
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...