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Bulbophyllum guttulatum

Posted by Sys Admin almost 9 years ago This is a small warm to cool-growing member of this large class of orchids which is found in the Himalayas, Assam, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Vietnam where it grows at elevations of 1000 t... Read More

Mounting Orchids

Author is Annie Mezaros, posted almost 9 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 almost 9 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

Native Orchid Conservation

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 9 years ago Native orchids around the world are in trouble as a result of collection from the wild, habitat destruction, and increasingly climate change. Orchid societies and conservation groups are working to... Read More

Prostechea boothiana

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted almost 9 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

Epidendrum prismatocarpum

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted almost 9 years ago If you like flowers that make a statement then this striking species is for you. Native to Mexico and Central America it’s found in forests growing on large tree branches. The bright, long-lasti... Read More

Could Tums Help Orchids Too?

Author is Dot Henley, posted almost 9 years ago   A couple of years ago, I asked Andy Easton why some of our Catts had black tipped leaves. He said might be a calcium deficiency. Since then I have added 5 Tums tablets to every 20 gallons of f... Read More

Laelia (Cattleya) tenebrosa

Posted by Sys Admin almost 9 years ago Laelia (Cattleya) tenebrosa is one of the most spectacular of the big Laelias, now moved into the genus Cattleya. It is closely related to Laelia purpurata and Laelia grandis but needs less sun tha... Read More

World’s Tallest Orchid

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 9 years ago The tallest freestanding orchid is Sobralia altissima from the high forests of Peru. It is reported to grow up to 44 feet or 13.5 meters high in optimum conditions. The bright reddish-purple flower... Read More

Winter Orchid Dreaming

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 9 years ago Orchid growing is somewhat like any other gardening – January and February are very slow months! Unlike outside gardeners in temperate climates, though, we are constrained by the problems of cold w... Read More


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