An orchid nursery has very kindly agreed to do a Q & A post with me and I wanted to put this out to my readers – are there any questions that you would like to ask them? They are a family run business who have been running for years, and have gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience as a result.
Another new section on the blog!
The increase in temperatures and longer daylight hours means that our orchids are growing quickly. However, sudden changes to their environment, such as high temperatures, can cause stress to an orchid. Just like us humans, our orchids can become overheated or develop sunburn in the summer months if we do not provide the appropriate care.
As an update to a previous post on this topic, I’d like to share a little extra information I have been able to find. Enquiries with a number of organisations seem to suggest that orchids are not toxic to cats and dogs.
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.
It’s time to explore some more orchid terminology; ‘mericlone orchid’ and ‘seedling orchid’. There is a distinct difference between the two terms and both types of plant propagation offer different things. Whilst it isn’t essential for you to know the ins and outs of the different types, it is interesting to find out more about how our orchids can be propagated.
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?