Pleonie orchid blooms: an update

If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you’ll know that I purchased two new orchids this year. Pleonie orchids. My Pleonie formosana grew very well for me last year, so I decided to try my hand at a few more.

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Caring for mini-phalaenopsis in full water culture

One of my readers asked me to create a post about caring for mini-phalaenopsis in full water culture. After a little more research, the care requirements for orchids grown in full water culture are similar to mini-phalaenopsis grown in bark, with one or two exceptions.

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Let there be light!

In early January, I created a post about the different goals I want to achieve this year with regards to my orchid collection. At number one was improving the light quality that my orchids receive. The idea was to help improve their growth and blooms throughout the coming growing season.

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Full water culture: cleaning orchid leaves

I’ve been asked a question by one of my readers about how to clean and dry Phalaenopsis orchid leaves when it is in full water culture. Whilst I currently have no experience at growing Phalaenopsis orchids in full water culture, I’d like to offer some advice about how to ensure the orchid is sufficiently dry after cleaning the leaves to reduce the likelihood of rot.

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Adopting orchids: what to do when you bring them home

Sometimes in this hobby, you are given an orchid to care for on behalf of someone else. Recently, two orchids have been adopted into my collection because a relative of mine is no longer able to care for them.

What do you do then, once you have brought them home with you?

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