Information sharing for orchid enthusiasts!
Latest Activity: Feb 18
Started by Hildegarde Fischer. Last reply by B. Brookie White Dec 14, 2012.
Started by Ashley Kennedy. Last reply by Carol McIntyre/Zn5/WI Jul 3, 2012.
Started by Noelle Kaler. Last reply by JLHowell Aug 11, 2011.
In nature orchids grow in the forks of tropical trees with filtered light from the canopy. I just use any fine pine bark with mine, they have to drain really well. They do not flower until they are tight in the pot. I have seen the most neglected orchids in plastic pots split down the sides as happy as can be in full bloom.
Also this cymbidium is still in flower in summer, six months after it first flowered. Its a bit knocked about from wind , rain, and we have had some hail in that time. Its under a weeping cherry but is still fairly exposed. They are a tougher than people think.
This cymbidium orchid budded six months ago in winter here in Australia, I moved in side to open up and it has been flowering for all that time and still looks great. I moved it back outside because the leaves are starting to yellow and I don,t want to lose the plant for the sake of the flower.
Good luck ;-)
Why yes they are and i was curious about whether they needed to be covered up . Thank you for that information. I bought these on clearance at lowes and they werent in the greatest condition. But they are growing new leaves and growing thise roots up. I researched today and found that I should cut the old stem off. I will do that tomorrow. I have had these since september.
If the "roots" you speak of are green and growing above the soil let then grow where they are. They are called "air roots" and don't want to be in the soil.
Sounds like you're doing well.
I have managed thus far to keep my orchids alive. They are growing well . I can see new roots growing in the pots.
well my last orchid didn't make it :-( i did learn a few things about them tho during the process of killing that one.. i have now purchased 3 more and giving it another try .....
I currently have 30 orchids, all very happy...most in bloom most of the time and would never add ice to them!
Sorry--- the "Add ice" thing is at best a marketing ploy. Orchids are tropical plants and are shocked by ice. NOT a good way to water. Orchids ARE easy to grow, but read up a little more and water properly. They'll thank you for it!
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