During the early spring, many orchids begin blooming. But not all orchids will stay in bloom for the entire season. They will go into dormancy. Orchids need a lot of light in order to bloom. On top of that, orchids plants require the right amounts of water and fertilizer. Some growers use a 30-10-10 fertilizer. […]
What Should I Plant My Orchids In?
Choosing the right pot for your orchids is important for many reasons. Besides the obvious fact that it needs to be a good size, you will need to select a material that can support the weight of the plant and its roots. If you live in a humid climate, you may wish to consider a […]
What to Do With Orchid Roots Outside the Pot
Whether you’re repotting an orchid or just thinking about it, there are a number of things to keep in mind when dealing with the roots. Especially if your orchids have a lot of aerial roots, you may find yourself wondering what to do with them. Fortunately, there are several methods to help you deal with […]
How to Grow Orchids in Coconut Shell
Using Coconut Husk Chips as the potting medium for orchids can be an effective and sustainable option. The husk promotes good water drainage and promotes proper root aeration. But it is important to wash the husk carefully to remove any salt residue. You can also use pumice, a lightweight, inorganic growing medium. It is highly […]
What Are the Black Spots on My Orchids?
Often, the first thing you ask yourself when seeing black spots on your orchids is, “What are the black spots on my orchids?” Orchids are a beautiful plant, but they are also susceptible to fungal and bacterial diseases. Knowing how to identify these conditions can save your plant. The first thing to do when determining […]
Why My Orchid Leaves Are Soft?
Having soft orchid leaves is a common problem among orchid owners. The causes of soft or wrinkling leaves can vary, but usually it is a sign of poor nutrient availability. The plant can recover when caught in time. If you want to keep your orchid leaves in good shape, you will need to take steps […]
Why My Orchid Is Not Flowering?
Whether your orchid is flowering or not, it is important to understand how to keep your plant in tip-top shape. This will ensure that you enjoy blooms year after year. Orchids need varying temperatures. They grow best in a cooler nighttime temperature and are more tolerant to a warmer daytime temperature. They also require sufficient […]
Can You Use Orchid Mist on Other Plants?
Firstly, using an orchid mist on other plants may sound like a good idea, but there are a few things you should know. You need to be aware of the risks and learn how to avoid them. Most people who use an orchid mist on other plants are unaware of the problems it can cause. […]
Can I Use Orchid Soil For Other Plants?
Typically, orchids do not grow well in soil. They require the right amount of light, moisture, and air circulation to survive. But there is a potting mix that is specifically made for orchids. So using the same potting mix for other plants is not necessarily going to work. Different plants have different optimum soil or […]
Can I Plant Orchids in Potting Soil?
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, there are several things you need to know about planting orchids in potting soil. Orchids are delicate plants, which require thoughtful care. If you are new to orchid care, it is a good idea to choose the variety with the least fuss. Orchids are prone to diseases. […]