Black Spots on Orchid Leaves
Black spots on orchid leaves could mean one of three things: (1) the orchid was bruised during transport or handling, (2) the leaves have had access to more sunlight then they require, or (3) bacteria has infected the leaf. Since the first two reasons are fairly easy to resolve and there’s no need to panic, this article will focus on the bacterial infection. Read the entire article on our website.
3 Proven Methods for Using Teabags as Orchid Fertilizers - Orchideria
Tea bags used as orchid fertilization enhance nitrogen and simulate tannic acid, both stimulating orchid growth. Which is better: green or black tea? Read more.
Orchid Fertilization: 5 Unique Methods
Orchids don’t thrive on water and sunlight alone. In their natural habitat, orchids receive nutrients from the overhead leaves which form a canopy above them. Nutrients floating in the air fall onto their roots and provide them with extra minerals that keep them healthy. In our home environments, this is harder to achieve, but can be done using fertilizer. Check out the complete article on our website.
Purple Orchid Leaves: 9 Causes & Solutions
In nature, leaves turn colors in autumn, most fall off during winter, and some remain evergreen. This change in leaf color is truly beautiful to watch—expect when it’s with your orchid. When orchid leaves a change color, they are warning you that something is not quite right. Some situations aren’t harmful though, and don’t require any additional tweaks. Other colors, like brown, black, yellow, and white require immediate attention.
Top 10 Indoor Orchids
With over 9,000 genera of orchids that have been scientifically catalogued, each with different species (around 30,000 different species) it’s a little hard to know which orchids will grow in our living room. What are the best orchids to grow indoors? Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium, Cymbidium, Ludisia, Miltonia, Oncidium, Phaius, and Zygopetalums are the best orchids to grow indoors without many adaptations from the homeowner. Check out the whole article on the website.
Best Terrarium Plants: 13 Filler Plants For Tropical Setups
When it comes to building a terrarium, filler plants are more than a necessity. Learn what plants make the best filler plants for orchid terrariums.
33 Low Light Orchids Perfect for Shade
Growing orchids is mainly knowing how to properly imitate the orchid's natural habitats and recreating that environment in your house. A few orchids aren’t accustomed to a lot of light at all, and prefer low light conditions. If you are interested in growing orchids indoors, you might want to consider low light orchids. What orchids are best for low light? A window sill with bright direct light isn’t necessary for these kinds of orchids: Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilums, and Miltoniopsis.
Moth Orchid Care: Complete Guide for Beginners
Complete Guide for beginners on how to care for your Phalaenopsis Orchids or Moth Orchids. Orchids Care: Guide for beginners. In this article, you'll learn how to water, give the correct lighting, fertilize, and repot your moth orchid. Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow language that puts all the professional tips in your hands. This beginners orchid guide will teach you Phalaenopsis orchid care. Learn more on our website. Along with this how-to, there are other orchids care guides.
Are Eggshells Good Fertilizers for Orchids? - Orchideria
If you’ve grown orchids for a while, you’ve probably run across the question of using eggshells as a calcium supplement for orchid fertilizer. When you start researching what all goes into the fertilizers, it’s almost natural that you’d want to take a step back and refrain from commercially produced brands. The chemical overload in these fertilizers are nothing to joke about. The next step in this thinking process, is why not make your own? Eggshells, banana peels, tea bags, molasses…
Mealybugs on Orchids: 7 Remedies to Eliminate Them For Good
What’s the white stuff on my orchid leaves? Mealybugs look like white fuzz, elaborate cotton candy, or the result of a drunk spider trying to make its web. Theses insects chew away at orchid tenders, concentrating on younger growths: any new roots, leaves, sheaths, and new buds. The younger the sprout on your orchid, the more hydrated the cells are, rich with minerals and nutrients. Check out the complete article on our website.
Orchid Light Requirements: 4 Solutions for Artificial Light
Growing orchids indoors with artificial grow lights isn’t complicated, once you know what you’re doing. In fact, it’s quite easy. Some orchid have light requirements that have to be supplemented since indoor light isn't enough. The most vital question now is how much light is right for your specific orchid?
Fact or Myth: Orchids Prefer Clear Plastic Pots to Grow
Clear plastic pots seem to be the preference when growing orchids. But does it really make a difference? To determine if the pot really makes a difference in growing orchids, we put together a comparison and weighed out the factoring determinants to whether clear plastic pots were the best choice for the orchid. Clear plastic pots with large drainage holes induced healthier orchid roots. Healthy roots mean a healthy orchid. Read the full article on our website.
Add Charcoal to Your Potting Medium
Many orchid enthusiasts add charcoal to their potting mix and swear by that recipe. Others, never add charcoal, and say their orchids are growing fine. Adding charcoal to the potting medium is a personal preference, but there are several things you need to know before adding charcoal. What are the benefits of adding charcoal to the potting medium? Read the full article on our website to find out why.
Learn How to Transfer Your Orchid into Semi Hydroponics
Hydroponics is more indicated for orchids that prefer to have a short drying out period instead of a longer one. Their roots are constantly moist, in contact with water for the most part of their lives. These orchids are most likely to be terrestrial, or live near streams, rivers, ponds and wetlands. These are the best candidates, but if you observe your orchid well, most all will transition to hydroponics without trouble.
Top 8 Questions & Answers about Orchid Keikis
An orchid keiki is a baby replica of the mother plant, a clone with the exact same DNA, reproduced asexually—not by pollination. This new baby plant will display the same flower pattern, shape, colors, and texture as the mother plant. Keiki means “the little one, child, or baby” in Hawaiian, which is where the term originated. When it comes to orchid propagation, many questions arise. Visit our website to see the most common questions about keikis and detailed answers on how to care for…