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Rain And Orchid Roots

Prolonged rain does wonders to my orchid roots! Forget the vitamin B1, and rooting hormones and seaweed extracts.

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Orchid Leaf Spots

Orchid leaf spots can be most devastating if left untreated. Most of the time they are caused by a fungus,...

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Repotting A Phalaenopsis Bellina

Follow this step-by-step guide on how I repot a Phalaenopsis bellina orchid which came in media that was simply too...

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Bird’s Nest Fern Roots As Orchid Media

Long-lasting and moisture retaining, the fibrous roots of a bird's nest fern are great as orchid media.

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How to make Neem Oil spray

Insects and sucking pests remain as one of my biggest challenges growing orchids outdoors. Since I have fish in my...

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Repotting a sick vanda orchid

So the other day, my friend showed me the vanda I gave him as a housewarming gift a couple of years ago. It...

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Sunburnt orchids

It’s December. The sun has shifted. Shady spots back in June now face the brunt of the direct sun while sunny...

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Repotting a Paphiopedilum exul slipper orchid

Recently, I decided to repot my Paph exul after almost two years of growing it in the same pot it...

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How to save your vanda by hanging it upside-down

I once read that hanging a vanda upside-down can trick a distressed plant into growing roots. I gave this a...

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