One of the most common problems people face with the Phalaenopsis orchid is dehydration. Being a tropical plant its need for moisture must be met correctly. Sometimes orchids can be dehydrated already at purchase – you might experience this if you’re a bargain hunter like me, or have a need to “rescue” orchids from the […]
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What You Need for Keeping Indoor Orchids
Phalaenopsis orchids make a great hobby! Not only are they the easiest orchid type to care for. But they’re also affordable and widely available nowadays! There’s just something capturing about these magical plants. When you have one, you want another and another – quickly becoming a full-blown hobby! And as with all hobbies, it’s good […]
How to Grow Orchids
The Phalaenopsis orchid is the easiest type of orchid to care for. For this reason, they’re often referred to as the perfect “Beginner orchid”. Even though caring for them is easy, many people struggle to keep them alive. And that’s understandable – if you don’t know a plant’s dos-and-don’ts, then how can you keep it […]
How to save an orchid
I can’t even count how many times I’ve come across with people panicking about their dying orchid, asking what they can do to save it. And of course, I’ve had orchids too, that have shown signs of distress and approaching death. I’ve brought home several dying orchids from the clearance table, wanting to nurture them […]
Why do my orchids keep dying?
If I got an orchid for every time someone asked me why do their orchids keep dying, I’d have a full-blown orchid garden by now! Even though Phalaenopsis orchids are actually pretty low maintenance, most people new to orchids fail to keep them alive. Of course, this is understandable, taking into consideration these plants don’t […]
When should I repot my orchid plant?
Repotting is a big part of keeping orchids. And the more orchids you have, the more repotting you’ll be doing. Therefore it’s good to learn everything there is to learn about repotting. On a positive note, repotting can be a lot of fun! For me, it’s one of my favorite parts in keeping orchids. In […]
Can I leave my orchids outside?
As an indoor grower, I have often wondered would my orchids do better outside. Would a more natural environment make the plants flourish more? What are the dos and don’ts? What to take into consideration when planning to put the orchids outside – or is it even for everyone? Is it necessary? Who can do […]
Can I cut my orchids roots?
The first time I unpotted an orchid, I was quite taken back by how different the roots looked like compared to the roots of ‘normal’ houseplants. Because most orchids are ‘air plants’, plants that grow on trees, etc., that’s what their roots are; different. Therefore they have their own needs and behavior. I will cover […]
How to cut back the orchid flower spike
Let’s be honest, it’s the flowers in Phalaenopsis orchids that make us love these plants so much. Or at least that’s how we get into them in the first place! Of course with time we learn there’s more to these orchids than just the flowers; the leaves and roots have a life of their own, […]
What should I feed my orchids?
As I first discovered orchids, I never thought about fertilizing my plants. And whenever I started to investigate it, I was put off by the sheer complexity of it. Let’s just put it like this; chemistry wasn’t my ‘thing’ at school – all the chemical formulas would only make my head spin! 😵 But as […]