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Falling Leaves – Cattleyas

Author is Susan Taylor, posted about 10 years ago In general, leaf loss in Cattleya Alliance orchids is not considered to be a major growing problem. Unless you have very good growing conditions and have solved most of your cultural problems, you ... Read More

Pollinating crickets

Author is T.A. Frail, Megan Gambino, Abigail Tucker and Sarah Zielinski, posted about 10 years ago Orchids on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean are pollinated by nocturnal crickets, according to scientists who took night-vision video of the flowers. It’s the first time an insect from the cricke... Read More

Laelia esalqueana

Author is Susan Taylor, posted about 10 years ago Laelia esalqueana is one of the star-shaped Laelias known as “Rupicolus Laelias” due to their unique habitat growing in almost full sun in rocky mountainous terrain, sometimes on the rocks themselv... Read More

Phalaenopsis bellina

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted about 10 years ago Anyone who has been growing orchids for years will know this species by its former name, Phalanopsis violacea v. Borneo. It was given full species status by Eric Christensen in 1995 and renamed bel... Read More

Peristeria elata

Posted by Sys Admin about 10 years ago This plant has long been one of my favourites. It is a terrestrial and loves warm growing conditions. It is the national flower of Panama where it grows as a terrestrial in loamy soil and humus poc... Read More

Prostechea boothiana

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted about 10 years ago A Florida native, also found in the Caribbean and Mexico in dry scrub forest and tropical deciduous forests as a hot to warm growing miniature to small sized epiphyte. It is found from sea level to... Read More

Mounting Orchids

Author is Annie Mezaros, posted about 10 years ago I was apprehensive to say the least; the first time I decided I wanted to mount one of my orchids. I had realized that none of the directions or advise I had been following to grown my Tolumnia Ral... Read More

A Short History of Orchids

Posted by Sys Admin about 10 years ago The orchid family is not only the largest but one of the most diverse plant flowering families in the world. The orchid was one of the first plants to evolve on earth, it was around in the time of ... Read More

Growing Orchids in a Fishbowl

Author is Susan Taylor, posted about 10 years ago If you are having trouble growing orchids indoors, especially if you like the tiny ones, you can try growing in a simple fishbowl. My first trial came when I purchased a Masdevallia I couldn’t resi... Read More

Vanda cristata

Posted by Sys Admin about 10 years ago Vanda cristata Lindl. 1833 Distribution: Himalayas, Tibet and Assam Vanda cristata is found at between 1200-2300 m in the Himalayas (Garhwal to Bhutan), Tibet and Assam (Khasia). Vanda crista... Read More

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