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Staking Orchid Flowers

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 10 years ago Staking your inflorescences so that the flowers can be presented and shown to their best effect is an art into itself. If you go to an orchid show or society meeting where blooming plants are displ... Read More

Orchid Growing Tips #15

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 10 years ago Ground cinnamon paste for wounds Use a paste made of ground cinnamon and a common household glue, such as Elmer’s, to cover and protect wounds on plants so that they will not become infected wit... Read More

Grow Native Orchids

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 10 years ago Grow Native Orchids in Your Garden Believe it or not, you can grow native orchids in your gardens if you pick out those which grow in your area and you can provide them the right conditions. The... Read More

Ants in Orchid Pots

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 10 years ago For those of us who grow outdoors part of the year or in a greenhouse, ants are a nuisance in our orchid pots. In addition, they farm aphids, mealy bugs and caterpillars which can seriously damage ... Read More

Native Orchid Conservation

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 10 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

Orchid Growing Tips #5

Author is Susan Taylor, posted almost 10 years ago Orthene will prevent thrips. A preventative spraying of Orthene 75%, wettable powder or in aerosol, on maturing flower buds will prevent thirp damage, as well as aphids and ants. If insects are fou... Read More

The Fakahatchee Strand

Posted by Sys Admin almost 10 years ago The Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve Park is home to the largest collection of native orchid species and bromeliads in North America. It is also home to the Florida panther, black bear, Everglades... Read More

Maxillaria picta

Posted by Sys Admin almost 10 years ago Maxillaria picta belongs to a large genus of orchids which are native to Central and South America. Many of these are well suited for growing in the South Florida area. Of these, M. picta is one... Read More

Epidendrum prismatocarpum

Author is Lou Lodyga, posted almost 10 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

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