Plant Care Blog

How Long Do Orchids Rest? Or Is My Orchid Dead?

How long do orchids rest? And why? Well, beauty takes effort! Orchids need to get their beauty rest between blooming periods. During this time, which lasts about six to nine months, they replenish nutrients lost during that awe-inspiring, colorful...

New Orchid Growth: Is It a New Orchid Flower Spike or Root?

It's exciting when you first spy a tiny bump of green poking out among the leaves at the base of your Phalaenopsis orchid plant. Is it a new orchid flower spike or root? In Phalaenopsis orchids, both roots and spikes begin as tiny green shoots, and...

Making Beautiful Memories: Event Table Decor Ideas Using Orchids

Think about the events you’ve attended. What stands out in your memory? Most likely, you remember an interaction or two with the other guests and the setting. The more beautiful the setting, the more memorable. Setting establishes the tone and mood...

Money Tree Trunk Care: What To Do When Part of the Trunk Dies

You probably know money trees are legendary for bringing luck and prosperity, but did you know the braided money tree trunk is said to lock in good fortune? The braided trunk on money trees is actually composed of several smaller trunks, giving this...

How to Use Mini Orchid Plants for Class Projects

With summer coming to an end, teachers everywhere are getting their classrooms ready for the upcoming year and working on new ways to engage their incoming students. This often includes incorporating 'realia,' or real-life objects, as part of...

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Do You Have an Orchid Allergy?

If you’ve ever suffered from seasonal allergies, the last thing you want is a plant that will make you – or the person you give it to – watery eyed (and we’re not talking about being overwhelmed with emotion, either!)...

How to Identify Orchid Viruses and Prevent Them

If your orchid comes down with a bacterial or fungal disease or is attacked by pests, there’s a reasonable chance that you can nurse your orchid back to health. Orchid viruses are trickier. Just like the common cold,...

How Humidity Affects Your Orchid

Being beautiful doesn't have to be a hassle and Phalaenopsis orchids are proof of that! Although they may appear delicate, they're a hardy variety, so they're low-maintenance plants. They do like a little 'moisturizer',...