Orchid Experiment: Water Culture

Today I wanted to share with you my experience of growing orchids in water culture. I had already heard of this method of growing before one of my viewers asked me for some advice. After talking to them about it, I have been thinking about whether it is a viable growing method.

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Root loss on orchids – some tips on preventing it

Sometimes, you will have little control over root loss, particularly if the orchid was sick when you acquired it. However, there are some things that you can do to prevent root loss in orchids. So, let’s have a look at a few factors that can impact on roots.

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Promoting root production on sick orchids

At some stage in your orchid hobby, you will come across a plant that has a diminished root system. This is something that seems to occur quite a lot with orchids sold through gardening stores, supermarkets etc. It can also happen to orchids that have been in your home for some months.

But how do you help your orchid grow new roots?

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Dino is creating a new root – a really reassuring sign I am providing the right care for him.

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Researching orchids: information overload

A little while ago, I created a post about researching orchids. It is a good idea to find out an orchids care requirements before you purchase it. There is a wealth of information online and you can also talk to orchid nurseries (if you are purchasing from them). But, what happens when you have conflicting information? Sometimes, there is so much information available on the internet, it can be difficult to know what is right and what is wrong.

Sarcochylis Hartmanii
Researching orchids is important, but sometimes there is too much information available.

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