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3 Telltale Signs It’s Time to Repot Your Orchid

You should repot your orchid every one to two years to keep it healthy and help it grow. Repotting also keeps the potting media in good shape, allowing for the rapid drainage and root aeration that Phalaenopsis orchids...

What You Need to Know About Phalaenopsis Orchids and Mold

You’ve taken care to select a beautiful, healthy orchid for your home. You’ve started your orchid care routine, and things are looking good. But when you go to water your orchid on its next scheduled watering day, you...

Are Orchid Home Remedies Helpful or Harmful?

If you’ve ever sipped ginger root steeped in hot water to relieve a stomachache, then you’ve used a home remedy. Tried and true remedies like these can prove highly effective. Home remedies can work for your orchid,...

All About Phalaenopsis Orchid Blooms

The most striking feature on an orchid is its blooms. Orchid blooms are also the most sensitive part of the plant, so you must handle your buds with care. But there is a lot more to a Phal’s bloom than just beauty....

Caring for your Orchid When It’s Cold Outside

As much as we’d like to pretend it isn’t, the chilly season is upon us. Winter ushers in cold temps and dry conditions that usually stick around for a few months. As an orchid owner, it’s important to think about the...

How to Become an Orchid Rescuer

Phalaenopsis orchids are gorgeous when they are in bloom. Blossoms crowd gracefully arching stems of flowers in gay profusion. But eventually the plant’s lengthy bloom cycle (up to three months!) comes to an end. Blooms...

Tips for Welcoming a New Orchid Plant into Your Home

When you bring a new Phalaenopsis orchid plant into your home, you’ll want to give it a little tender loving care to help it adjust to its new home. If you already have a collection of orchids, you’ll want to keep your...

Orchid Pests: Thrips Can Spell Trouble

Imagine: One day you notice your orchids looking discolored or deformed. A closer inspection reveals a disturbing surprise: thrips have taken up residence.