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Orchid Care 101

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/31/16 8:30 AM

easy-orchid-care.jpgCaring for your Phalaenopsis orchid couldn’t be simpler. It’s so simple, in fact, that we’ve created this short slideshow outlining everything you’ll need to help your orchid thrive. See how easy orchid care can be (and the common household products that can promote orchid health) below.


Topics: Orchid Care

Top 4 Frequently Asked Questions About Phalaenopsis Orchid Care

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/24/16 8:30 AM

Orchid Care FAQsPhalaenopsis orchids are notoriously easy to care for. But whether you’ve just received one, or you’ve been caring for them for years, some common orchid care questions usually send people to the nearest search engine looking for advice.

Close that Google tab because our expert team of growers has answered some of your most pressing questions about phalaenopsis orchid care. Here are the top four frequently asked questions.


Topics: Orchid Care, phalenopsis

6 Ways to Incorporate Bright Colors Into Your Wedding

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/17/16 8:30 AM

bright-colors-wedding.jpgWedding styles come and go, but if there’s one design element that’s always on trend, it’s the use of bright colors. Incorporating bright colors into your wedding help set the festive tone and makes a great backdrop for photos you’ll want to display forever.

Of course, when it comes to adding bright colors to your wedding, the possibilities are truly endless. But if you’re looking for ideas, look no further—you’ve come to the right place.

Here are six ways to add bright colors into your wedding décor:


Topics: Orchid Decor, Wedding Orchids

7 Tips for Brightening Up Your Cubicle

Posted by Just Add Ice Orchids 5/10/16 8:30 AM

how-to-decorate-your-cubicleEven if you enjoy your job, going to the same workspace every day can get monotonous. With how much time you spend in the small space of a cubicle or office, you deserve to have a space that reflects your tastes, personality and mood. Often, simply brightening up your cubicle can make a big difference in how you feel about going to work each day—in fact, it may even help you be more productive.

If your cubicle is in need of a facelift, try some of the following tips to breathe new life into the same old space.


Topics: Mini Orchid

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

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