General Culture

DIY LED Lights for Orchid Growing

For those wishing to expand their lighting set up, and not finding a configuration that fits their layout, you might wish to consider making your own LED light system. I will cover all the basics, but understand there are details omitted. If you wish to know more, please feel free …
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Spider Mite Control

Red Spider Mite: They are ubiquitous. They float on air currents and move readily between all kinds of plants including orchids. Sometimes we are tipped off to their presence by webs. Other times we see damage on leaves. We call them spider mites but those found on our orchids may well …
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Is this fertilizer good?

Water Soluble Fertilizer I started writing this article in response to the questions I get from newer growers when they go to buy supplies and see fertilizers touted as great for orchids. They find bloom boosters and specialized “formulas” for each type of orchid with specific months to be fertilizing. How …
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Beginner Culture Questions

How and when Do I Water My Orchid?

It seems like such a simple question. Yet more orchids are killed by improper watering than any other reason. If you research your particular orchid online, you may find a variety of answers to that question. Why is this so?
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Bringing a new plant home

You’ve got this new plant from the raffle table, plant auction, another grower, etc. Now you are anxiously ready to start its new home with your plant. But WAIT! Now is the time to consider what you are bringing along with your new find. Bugs? Fungus? Bacteria?
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