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

It is 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 an aerial root or could it be a new flower spike? In Phalaenopsis orchids, both roots and spikes begin as tiny...

Watering Orchids with Ice Cubes: Yes, It’s Safe

There’s been some internet debate (and snarky memes) questioning the method of using ice cubes to water orchids. Some people think ice cubes will chill the plant to death. Others say it’s counterintuitive given the orchid’s tropical habitat. These...

How to Support Someone with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has become the most common cancer globally, accounting for 12% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re taking a moment to recognize the...

6 Gift-Giving Holidays You Don’t Want to Forget This Fall

While there may not be any traditional gift-giving holidays in October, that doesn’t mean you can’t still find reasons to celebrate. Sure, anyone can give a gift for Valentine’s Day, Christmas or a birthday, but those gifts are expected. By...

Why Does My Anthurium Have Brown Leaves?

If your anthurium is suffering from brown leaves, brown spots or holes in the leaves, take heart: brown leaves are a common problem for anthuriums and can be a good indicator that you need to change something in your care routine. Most of the time,...

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How to Fertilize Your Houseplants

Happy Indoor Plant Week! First established in 2007, Indoor Plant Week centers on promoting and increasing public awareness of the importance of live plants in interior spaces and in our lives. In a recent survey, garden...

Can Hydrogen Peroxide Cure Orchid Root Rot?

Our plant care team is dedicated to uncovering and providing credible information founded on research. As such, we’ve decided to start breaking down common home remedies to discover if they are safe and effective for...

The Top 3 Benefits of Repotting Your Orchid

Has it been a year or more since you purchased your orchid? If so, it may be outgrowing its current home and need to be moved into a bigger pot. Repotting your orchid will help your plant thrive for years to come.