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    Orchid care

    My Orchid Is Dying, What’s Wrong?

    You’ve been admiring those spectacular blooms your Phalaenopsis orchid has been blessing you with for some time now.  Maybe you bought it from a store, or perhaps you received this orchid as a gift.  Seemingly all of a sudden, panic is replacing your admiration because you are saying, “My orchid is dying!”  Now, here you are wondering what has gone wrong and if there’s anything you can do about it. I may have good news for you.  Your orchid may not be dying at all.  Even if it is, there’s still a chance you can correct what you might be doing wrong and save it.  Throughout this post, I’ll be…

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    Orchid care

    How To Water Orchids Indoors

        It’s no secret that for a long time, orchids have gotten the reputation of being hard to care for, hard to keep alive and downright frustrating to have in your home.  Thankfully, none of the aforementioned are true.  There’s just so much misinformation leading you to believe this.  In this article, I’m going to talk about how to water orchids indoors. Specifically, I am speaking of Phalaenopsis orchids. Personally, I do have my favorite method but what works best for me may not work best for you.  Irrespective of that, there are still wrong and right ways to water your orchids. You’ll soon find it’s not as hard…

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    Orchid pots

    Orchid Pots – Choosing The Right One

    Orchid pots are as unique as the orchids themselves. More often than not, people have no idea (including myself at one time), that orchids cannot live in the same design of pots that most other houseplants are happy in. In their natural habitat, Phalaenopsis orchids are epiphytes. Yes, I’m getting all fancy and technical with my terminology! All it means to be an epiphyte is that Phalaenopsis orchids derive their nutrients and moisture from their natural surroundings, not from the soil. This is why choosing the right orchid pot is necessary, but not overly complicated once you know what to look for. Orchid Roots Are Unique Orchid roots can pull…

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    Orchid care

    Trimming Orchid Roots – How Do I Know When?

    Few things in the plant care realm for many folks can produce fear and panic quite like the subject of how to properly re-pot a beloved plant.  Is it time?  What should my roots look like?  Am I doing this wrong?  Should I even be doing this at all?  I understand, especially when it comes to Phalaenopsis orchids.  There are a number of things to consider when taking on this task.  The very first one is:  breathe (it’s okay!), then relax yourself and let’s dig a little deeper into a few things to consider before you begin trimming orchid roots.  My goal with this post is by the time you…