Yellow Leaves on Your Orchid: 8 Causes and Their Remedies
Yellowing leaves make any orchid grower nervous. The questions are limitless: should you cut off yellow orchid leaves? What does it mean when leaves turn yellow? How do you fix an over watered orchid? How do you fix yellow leaves on plants? When the leaves on your orchid start to yellow, it’s normal to feel like something is wrong. Read the whole article on our website.
Top 10 Indoor Orchids
With over 9,000 genera of orchids that have been scientifically catalogued, each with different species (around 30,000 different species) it’s a little hard to know which orchids will grow in our living room. What are the best orchids to grow indoors? Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium, Cymbidium, Ludisia, Miltonia, Oncidium, Phaius, and Zygopetalums are the best orchids to grow indoors without many adaptations from the homeowner. Check out the whole article on the website.
Black Spots on Orchid Leaves
Black spots on orchid leaves could mean one of three things: (1) the orchid was bruised during transport or handling, (2) the leaves have had access to more sunlight then they require, or (3) bacteria has infected the leaf. Since the first two reasons are fairly easy to resolve and there’s no need to panic, this article will focus on the bacterial infection. Read the entire article on our website.
Do I use hard, soft, or distilled water for Orchids?
What is the best water for orchids: hard water, soft water, reverse osmosis, distilled water, or rain water? When it comes to watering orchids, there’s so much misinformation out there, that it leads to bad habits and the eventual death of many orchids. For example, using ice cubes to water orchids. In this article, you’ll learn what each type of water is and what is best to use on your orchid. Check out the full article on our website.
Orchid Fertilization: 5 Unique Methods
Orchids don’t thrive on water and sunlight alone. In their natural habitat, orchids receive nutrients from the overhead leaves which form a canopy above them. Nutrients floating in the air fall onto their roots and provide them with extra minerals that keep them healthy. In our home environments, this is harder to achieve, but can be done using fertilizer. Check out the complete article on our website.
GROW LIGHTS: 4 Solutions for Artificial Light
Growing orchids indoors with artificial grow lights isn’t complicated, once you know what you’re doing. In fact, it’s quite easy. There are some orchid light requirements that have to be supplemented, the most vital one is how much light is right for your specific orchid. Read the complete article on our website for more.
Purple Orchid Leaves: 9 Causes & Solutions
In nature, leaves turn colors in autumn, most fall off during winter, and some remain evergreen. This change in leaf color is truly beautiful to watch—expect when it’s with your orchid. When orchid leaves a change color, they are warning you that something is not quite right. Some situations aren’t harmful though, and don’t require any additional tweaks. Other colors, like brown, black, yellow, and white require immediate attention.
Best Terrarium Plants: 13 Filler Plants For Tropical Setups
When it comes to building a terrarium, filler plants are more than a necessity. Learn what plants make the best filler plants for orchid terrariums.
Moth Orchid Care: Complete Guide for Beginners
Complete Guide for beginners on how to care for your Phalaenopsis Orchids or Moth Orchids. Orchids Care: Guide for beginners. In this article, you'll learn how to water, give the correct lighting, fertilize, and repot your moth orchid. Written in an accessible, easy-to-follow language that puts all the professional tips in your hands. This beginners orchid guide will teach you Phalaenopsis orchid care. Learn more on our website. Along with this how-to, there are other orchids care guides.
3 Proven Methods for Using Teabags as Orchid Fertilizers - Orchideria
Tea bags used as orchid fertilization enhance nitrogen and simulate tannic acid, both stimulating orchid growth. Which is better: green or black tea? Read more.
33 Low Light Orchids Perfect for Shade
Growing orchids is mainly knowing how to properly imitate the orchid's natural habitats and recreating that environment in your house. A few orchids aren’t accustomed to a lot of light at all, and prefer low light conditions. If you are interested in growing orchids indoors, you might want to consider low light orchids. What orchids are best for low light? A window sill with bright direct light isn’t necessary for these kinds of orchids: Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilums, and Miltoniopsis.
Managing Humidity: 8 Best Tips for Healthy Orchids
One of the most important steps besides watering your orchid is the level of humidity inside your house. Dryness is always an issue with orchids, and humans as well. Itchy, cracked skin, splintering fingernails, static and frizzy hair, high susceptibility to fungal and bacterial infections, and skin irritations all come from not enough water moisture (or vapor) in the air. On the other hand, too much humidity can cause mold growth and respiratory problems. Read the full article on our site.
Learn How to Transfer Your Orchid into Semi Hydroponics
Hydroponics is more indicated for orchids that prefer to have a short drying out period instead of a longer one. Their roots are constantly moist, in contact with water for the most part of their lives. These orchids are most likely to be terrestrial, or live near streams, rivers, ponds and wetlands. These are the best candidates, but if you observe your orchid well, most all will transition to hydroponics without trouble.
Are Eggshells Good Fertilizers for Orchids? - Orchideria
If you’ve grown orchids for a while, you’ve probably run across the question of using eggshells as a calcium supplement for orchid fertilizer. When you start researching what all goes into the fertilizers, it’s almost natural that you’d want to take a step back and refrain from commercially produced brands. The chemical overload in these fertilizers are nothing to joke about. The next step in this thinking process, is why not make your own? Eggshells, banana peels, tea bags, molasses…
Orchid Journey - Personal Tracker
Orchid Journey is a 361-page personal tracker and planner --available only on Amazon in paperback-- made you you to deepen your knowledge in orchid care as you experiment with different types of care for each orchid. Call it what you'd like-- journal, diary, notebook, observation tracker-- is where you'll take your learning to the next level.