Orchid Growing Tips

By | November 15th, 2016|House Plants, Orchids, Soil, Composting & Fertilizer, Water|

Orchids are one of my favorite plants to grow and if I could get away with it I would spend all day in the orchid greenhouse. I have grown orchids for over 10 years and today I wanted to share a few tips with you and teach you how NOT to kill your orchid plant.

  • Most orchids grown commercially these days are grown in sphagnum moss rather than a bark based material. This is because sphagnum moss is the only thing that overseas growers are able to import into the US. I have killed numerous orchids by leaving them in sphagnum moss. Sphagnum moss holds so much moisture that you […]

Fall Orchid Care

By | November 15th, 2016|Fall, Flowers, House Plants, Orchids, Soil, Composting & Fertilizer|

Fall Orchid Care

Fall is the time of the year to get your orchids ready for spectacular blooms over the winter months and even into early spring.  With these few simple tricks, you should be able to bring your orchid into bloom.

  1. Has your orchid been re-potted in the last two years?
  2. Have you been fertilizing your orchid? You will want to
  3. Is your orchid getting a temperature differential between night and day of 10-20 degrees?

Read below for tips and tricks on how to get those orchids blooming!

Phalaenopsis Orchids (Moth Orchid) – If you have not re-potted your Phalaenopsis in the last two years, now is the perfect time (as long […]