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Light Reflections & Reflectors for Orchids

Folks who use artificial lighting will sometimes spend a lot of time debating the shape, material and color of surfaces intended to distribute light …

Orchid Fertilizer Basics

People spend a lot of time worrying about what fertilizer to use on their orchids. Manufacturers make so many different blends that it can be difficult to know …

Magnesium Supplementation for Orchids

Magnesium is a major building-block in the formation of chlorophyll and plays a role in the functioning of plant enzymes to produce carbohydrates, sugars and …

Orchid Light Level Recommendations

Light is a basic need of all plants, but it is a subject that is often misunderstood. For example, when we hear light level recommendations for a particular …

Choosing the Best Orchid Container

One sometimes hears the question: “What’s the best orchid container for my plant?” The correct answer to that is that there isn’t a single, best pot. …

The Importance of Flushing Orchid Potting Media

If most of your experience is in growing terrestrial plants – whether that is houseplants, gardens, or even lawns, trees and shrubs – the concept of …

Artificial Lighting for Orchids

For those not lucky enough to have a greenhouse, or who have run out of space on window sills, the use of artificial light is a major “plus” to growing. …

Chilling Phalaenopsis Orchids to Induce Blooming

The subject of chilling phalaenopsis to induce blooming comes up so often, I’d like to address it with this piece. First, we need to understand that not …

6 Great Orchids for the Home

There are more than 25,000 different species of orchid and these 6 are especially well suited for the home grower. Phalaenopsis This is one of the easiest …

Orchid Plant Feeding Regimen

Many orchid growers have a very “laid-back” approach to feeding, and that can result in inconsistent growth and blooming. We believe that a standardized …