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Latest Activity: Jul 17, 2015
Started by Mary Melvin. Last reply by Mary Melvin Apr 16, 2015.
Started by Hildegarde Fischer. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Apr 13, 2014.
Started by Noelle Kaler. Last reply by JLHowell Aug 11, 2011.
Mo, your climate should be just great for orchids, if you don,t know what it is I would not use it. Could a fungus wash, but I,m guessing. They need to be sprayed for fungus and scale mostly, so maybe go buy stuff that you know what it is.
Fertilize about once a month, I like a week tea natural fertilizer, brewed from manure.
Your heading into winter, just spray the leaves with water, don,t wet the roots too much.
Hi Yvonne, mine still flower 1 meter below the light and I have some as close as 30cm, but I would not go any higher with plants to the light than that.
about the ultra violet bulbs for orchids, how much above the plant should it be?
Help! I just bought 7 orchids from a gent selling ALL he has. I was very fortunate! He did say however, that they may need to be treated. He has neglected them for a few months and said he would give me something to wash them with but I left w/o remembering, as did he! .. cause we were talking too much! Do you have suggestions or advice to what he may have meant?
I got my first award for showing orchids on the weekend, look out I,m hooked. So much to learn.
thank you so much, I learnt something.
Cymbidiums are the most cold loving of the lot. They handle down to 30 f, a couple of light frosts will not hurt the plant, just damages the flowers. They grow bigger and need an area of 1m x 1m on a stand at least 30cm off the ground. Light spray watering during winter so just a little goes into the pot.
Phalaenopsis, moth orchid, growing under ultra violet lighting, indoors. My winters are too cold for these beauty's and the wind is too hot in the summer.
This is the Cymbidium orchid I was tring to get to bloom, back in July , its been out now for about a month.
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