Orchids require a different type of potting medium than what our typical houseplants do. This is because orchids are epiphytes aka ‘air plants’ – plants that live on the surface of other plants, trees, and even rocks. Typical houseplants are terrestrial plants; plants that grow from the ground. They are therefore potted in normal potting […]
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Many first-time orchid owners panic when they see the flowers whither or the flower spike starting to turn yellow. “Help, my orchid is dying!” – Well, I have good news for you; your orchid isn’t dying. What’s happening is totally natural. Flower spikes aren’t your orchid – your orchid is the leaves, crown, stem, and […]
I still remember when I brought my first orchid home; a white phalaenopsis orchid rescued from a dumpster. I had no idea how to water it. And as I started to look into it, I felt overwhelmed and discouraged. For a moment, I thought maybe orchids aren’t for me, as I don’t like plants that […]
Drooping orchid leaves is an issue every orchid enthusiast has encountered at some point in time. Maybe it’s your very first orchid that is now showing these signs after a few months of purchase. Or perhaps you couldn’t resist that sad looking orchid on the clearance table, calling your name to be rescued? Or maybe […]
Repotting an orchid is slightly different to repotting a ‘normal’ houseplant. This is because most orchids are epiphytes, ‘air plants’, growing up high holding on to trees etc. ‘Normal’ houseplants are terrestrial plants, which means they grow from the ground. For a plant to grow from the ground or in the air, requires a different […]
It’s exciting to pick a new orchid in the shop. Choosing which one to buy is understandably based on the type of flowers it has – there are so many different colors and patterns to choose from! Once the new plant is brought home you naturally want to enjoy the flowers for as long as […]