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Phalaenopsis Orchids | Moth Orchids

Phalaenopsis orchids

You may think you have never heard of phalaenopsis orchids but I can assure you if you have any interest in plants or gardening you will have seen them. Often called Phal orchids or Moth orchids (their petals are said to resemble the wings of a moth) they are probably the most published orchids – […]

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Oncidium Orchids | Ideal Indoor Orchids

oncidium orchids

Oncidium orchids are among the most popular indoor orchids around today. This is mainly due to the fact that they produce masses of beautiful flowers during their peak flowering season. There are also dozens of different species to choose from in a range of different colors and growth habits. The proliferation of the plant across […]

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Orchid Care – I Can Make It Easy

orchid care

Orchid care can be made really easy – don’t believe me? This article will show you that proper orchid care is no big secret and with a few important steps, anyone can grow orchids successfully. So called experts can often blind the average person with technical details about the perfect requirements needed to grow orchids […]

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Pruning Orchids – Three Reasons Why

pruning orchids

The task of orchid pruning should not be feared. For some reason most beginners have an unnecessary fear of the act of taking a pair of secateurs to their prize orchid. This article will help to relieve that fear by addressing the three main reasons why pruning orchids is important. So be brave and move […]

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Orchid Pruning

orchid pruning

Orchid pruning is an often overlooked subject. There are a few occasions when you should prune orchids and your plant will benefit immensely. Most people recoil in horror at the thought of taking a pair of secateurs to their prize orchid. What’s the worst that can happen? Remember it’s only a plant, no one will […]

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Orchid Health Problems

orchid health

If you have been following my guidelines so far, hopefully you have not encountered any orchid health problems. Learning about pests and diseases can be another complicated issue, but as always I recommend keeping things as simple as possible. You do not need to become an expert in plant health to grow orchids successfully. Do […]

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Watering Your Orchids.

water orchids

And another thing! How do you water orchids correctly? Well with a watering can of course! Watering orchids can be straightforward if you learn to avoid some common mistakes many people make. As with most aspects of orchid care there is no single answer, except perhaps .. not too much, but that isn’t very helpful. […]

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Orchid Fertilizer

orchid fertilizer

When it comes to growing orchids another major topic is using Orchid Fertilizer. As usual the experts like to make this more complicated than it really is. I prefer to keep things as simple as possible. It’s alright for professional growers to mess about mixing their own special formulations of macro and micro nutrients and […]

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Orchid Types – Getting Started

Cymbidium Orchids

Orchidaceae, or the Orchid family to you and I, is the second largest family of flowering plants. When you read a little about the huge number of different orchid types it can be quite daunting to try to find information relevant to your plants. When you search online for orchid types you will often be […]

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How To Care For Orchids – Made Easy.

caring for orchids

It has been believed for some time that caring for orchids was very difficult or reserved only for dedicated enthusiasts. However if you follow a few simple guidelines you can learn how to care for orchids … the easy way. It’s not some big secret, all you need is some good old common sense. Your […]

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