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How to Find the Perfect Planter for Your Décor

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/3/16 8:30 AM

planter-orchids-1.jpgNot surprisingly, when we talk about decorating with plants, we tend to focus on the stars of the show: the blooms and greenery that sprouts from the pot. However, what often gets overlooked is how influential the right planter can be to the décor of your home. In fact, we’d even go so far as to say that the right planter can truly make your aesthetic.

But how do you know when your beloved flowers and plants have found their perfect match? To help you find the perfect planter for your décor, we put together a list of questions to guide your decision.


Topics: decorating with mini orchids

3 Frequently Asked Questions About Dyed Phalaenopsis Orchids

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/26/16 8:30 AM

dyed-phalaenopsis-orchid.jpgBlue may be just another color in the rainbow, but the calming hue is actually quite rare in nature—only 10 percent of the over 200,000 species of flowering plants produce a natural blue pigment.

Though Phalaenopsis orchids aren’t among the 10 percent of plants that can naturally have a blue pigment, that doesn’t mean they can’t bloom in blue and other bright shades.


Topics: Phalaenopsis Orchid

Quiz: What's the Perfect Gift for Your Mom?

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/19/16 9:00 AM

mothers-day_gift_orchid.jpgShopping for Mother’s Day can be a struggle. What do you get the woman who seems to have everything? What other options are out there besides the bouquet of flowers that will last just a few days?

We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding that perfect gift for Mom with our simple five-question quiz. Take the quiz below to discover which gift will wow the most important woman in your life.


Topics: Orchid Gift, Orchid Gifting, Mothers Day Gifts

Even More Common Reasons Your Phalaenopsis Orchid Isn’t Blooming

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/12/16 8:30 AM

care-for-orchid-keikis.jpgCaring for a resting orchid can be an exciting time. Though it isn’t displaying any vibrant blooms yet, the anticipation can be high. Any day now you could come down the stairs or turn the corner and notice a fresh new spike growing from your plant.

You followed the instructions on its care tag, watered it regularly, and kept it at the right temperature, but you are still not seeing any new flowers. If you have addressed these common reasons your orchid may still be resting and haven’t seen results, consider these other fairly common causes of extended dormancy.


Topics: Orchid Reblooming

4 Signs Your Phalaenopsis Orchid is Dead & It's Time to Buy Another

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 4/5/16 8:30 AM

when-to-buy-a-new-orchid.jpgAs an orchid owner, you’ve likely invested time and effort into making sure your blooms are as healthy as possible. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, orchids fail to rebloom and leave us wondering if they’re just resting or dead.

Or our orchids get sick and although we’ve tried to nurse them back to health, they don’t look like they once did. While orchids are hardy, easy-to-care for plants, they do give signs when it’s time to replace them.


Topics: Orchid Care, healthy orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care: What to Do With Broken Leaves and Stems

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/29/16 9:30 AM

stake_and_clip_picture-1.jpgYou come home to find your orchid on the floor. You pick it up, scoop up any spilt potting media, place it back where it once was, and then you notice it: A broken leaf.

Despite our best efforts, sometimes leaves and stems on our Phalaenopsis orchids get broken. Perhaps a pet knocked it over or a curious child got the best of it. Maybe something fell on it, you bumped it, or the plant has a particularly heavy stem full of blooms. But a broken leaf or stem doesn’t mean the end for your plant. A few simple measures can help you repair the damage.


Topics: Orchid Care

6 Easy Easter Centerpiece Ideas

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 3/23/16 8:30 AM


easter-centerpiece-ideas.jpgWith Easter just around the corner, you’re probably busy planning your menu for Sunday morning brunch. However, once you choose the food options, you’ll also need to think about how you’ll decorate your table.

If you’re having trouble coming up with festive décor ideas this year, don’t worry—you’ve come to the right place. Here are six easy Easter centerpiece ideas that are sure to wow your guests and get everyone in the holiday spirit.


Topics: Orchid Decor

4 Simple Ways You Can Decorate Your Home Like a Professional

Posted by Just Add Ice 3/22/16 8:30 AM

decorate-like-a-professionalHiring an interior designer may not be in your decorating budget for your home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still borrow a few tricks of the trade. With a little extra planning and research, you can turn your home into an enviable space that will have all of your guests asking, “Who did you hire?”

To get started on your interior design-inspired home, start with these four simple tips:


Topics: Mini Orchid, Orchid Decorating, Orchid Decor

5 Easy Ways to Prevent Orchid Diseases

Posted by Just Add Ice 3/15/16 8:30 AM

5-easy-ways-to-prevent-orchid-diseasesPhalaenopsis orchids have a reputation for being low maintenance plants for a reason—their watering schedule is easy to maintain and they can thrive in a wide range of environmental conditions. However, your orchid is susceptible to a handful of diseases and infections, so you do still need to take proper precautions. Luckily, most orchid diseases are easily treatable and it’s easy to add preventative measures into your weekly care routine.

Here are five simple ways to prevent orchid diseases:


Topics: Orchid Health

Are You Giving Your Phalaenopsis Orchid Too Much or Too Little Water?

Posted by Just Add Ice 3/8/16 8:30 AM

Orchid-_Kiwi_Green.jpgWater — it’s essential for life. It can also be a source of confusion for many orchid growers because, unlike other houseplants, orchids don’t require the daily watering many plant owners are used to—just three ice cubes or a ¼ cup of water for a full-size orchid, or one ice cube or 1½ tablespoons for a mini orchid weekly.

With our busy schedules, it can be easy to forget when you last watered your orchid, leaving it susceptible to the effects of too much or too little hydration. The good news is all you need is your eyes to tell if your orchid needs more or less water.


Topics: Orchid Watering, Orchid Care

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