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 […]
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 […]
How to Repot Orchids in Sphagnum Moss
Having your orchids repotted is not always a simple process. It is important to make sure that you do it correctly to avoid damaging the roots. You should also ensure that you get a good quality potting medium. Sphagnum moss is a good choice for orchids. It helps to retain moisture, and it is also […]
How to Save an Orchid With No Leaves
Is it really possible to save an orchid without leaves? If your orchid is dead there is no way to save it of course. But if the roots are still alive, there might still be a way to save an orchid with no leaves. The first step is to determine why the plant has stopped […]
What soil to use for orchids?
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 […]
How to look after an orchid house plant
In recent years Phalaenopsis orchids, and orchids in general, have grown in popularity as indoor plants. They used to be harder to find and more expensive, but are widely available and affordable these days. Phalaenopsis orchids have become the plant to give on anniversaries, Mother’s Day, birthdays, and even Christmas. But many people are left […]