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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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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I’ve recently come across an example of a fungal disease on an orchid that I wanted to share.
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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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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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There is another care page that has been added to the blog now – Pleonie orchid care.
I will continue to add to this page as my knowledge about Pleonie orchids expands, so watch out for updates.
For those of you who have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know I have had problems with my Nelly Isler orchid. I have tried various different methods to revive her to no avail. Until now.
Continue reading “Nelly Isler update: we have signs of life!”