Category Archives for Orchids

Orchid Bacteria, Orchid Virus and Useful Insects for Orchids

Orchid Bacteria These are, of course, invisible to the naked eye and by the time symptoms are observed it is usually too late to do anything. Fortunately, they are very rare on windowsills or in conservatories. Symptoms: slimy, porridge-like, moist … Continue reading

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Diagnosing Orchid Diseases

Orchid Diseases – Orchid Fungal Diseases In most cases, fungi are parasites which attack already weakened plants and they will only appear if the orchid has been subjected to much stress through dry air, lack of light, sunburn or other … Continue reading

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Orchid Pests – Pests That Affect Orchids

Orchid Pests The pests that affect orchids are insects of the biting and sucking kind, as well as their larvae, and spiders that suck sap or eat the leaves and roots. This causes weakening or damage to the orchid to … Continue reading

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Orchid Types and Orchid Varieties – Care and Growing Information

Orchid Types and Orchid Varieties – Care and Growing Information All of these orchids can be kept indoors and are easy to get hold of. They will be listed in current catalogues published by garden centres and nurseries and are … Continue reading

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Zygopetalum Orchids – Orchid Information

Zygopetalum Orchids When living rooms were still being heating with coal or wood-burning stoves and the area around a window remained fairly cool, the 60-70 cm (24-28 in) tall Zygopetalum used to be a popular potplant. The first two species, … Continue reading

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Vanda Orchids – Orchid Facts

Vanda Orchids Some of the 40 existing Vanda species are epiphytic in their countries of origin. The strap-shaped, leathery leaves are set on in regular double rows or sometimes arranged like roof tiles on a long stem. The flowers appear … Continue reading

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Phalaenopsis Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchids Malaya flower, moth orchid These elegant flowers look just like moths floating through the air. It is no wonder the Dutch botanist Blume came up with this common name. He found the first specimen in this genus of … Continue reading

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Paphiopedilum Lady’s Slipper Orchids

Paphiopedilum Lady’s Slipper Orchids There are just over 60 species in Asia — and nowhere else. The number of hybrids is much greater. The orchid lover should only attempt to obtain cultivated lady’s slipper plants in order to preserve the … Continue reading

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Odontoglossum Orchids

Odontoglossum Orchids Most of the approximately 100 species are beauties from cool mountain forests where they occur at levels of 1,500 – 3,000 m (4,920 – 9,800 ft) and may even be subject to short periods of frosty temperatures. This … Continue reading

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Oncidium Orchids Facts

Oncidium Orchids Facts The fiery, flame-coloured Oncidium papilo once earned Oncidia the common name of “butterfly” orchid. However, this orchid is no longer considered to be a genuine Oncidium by most botanists, but has now been placed in its own … Continue reading

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