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Common Reasons Your Phalaenopsis Orchid Isn’t Blooming

Think of the onset of spring, under mounds and mounds of snow, out pops the head of a bright yellow daffodil. Caring for a dormant, resting Phalaenopsis orchid can be similar to that daffodil: You’re watching a bare...

3 Creative Uses for Orchids

Most of the articles you’ll find on this blog are about keeping your orchids alive and thriving. With the proper care, your Just Add Ice Orchid can bloom for many years to come. And while plucking off your orchid blooms...

Orchidelirium: A Look at Orchid Obsession

You love your orchids. But are you obsessed with them? Smithsonian.com recently published an article about orchidelirium, or the obsession with orchids. Dating back to the 1800s, possessing an orchid was considered a...

What to Do When Orchid Blooms Wilt and Fall

For first time orchid owners, the end of the initial blooming cycle can be confusing and disappointing. Despite following the simple watering schedule and making sure your plant received plenty of indirect light, your...

The Essential Guide to Keep Your Orchid Blooms Beautiful

It’s a sight no Phalaenopsis owner wants to see: a table or floor covered in dying orchid blooms. After waiting several months for their orchid to bloom, many Phalaenopsis owners have unnecessarily experienced this...

There’s No Need to Panic When Your Orchid Blooms Drop

Wondering where all your gorgeous orchid blooms ­disappeared off to? Phalaenopsis orchids, while incredibly durable, will eventually experience bloom loss. Not to worry, though! This is totally normal and just means...

Using Orchid Spikes, Buds and Blooms to Determine Orchid Problems

A Phalaenopsis orchid’s flower spike, buds, and blooms are excellent indicators of the plant’s general health. Changes in the normal development or appearance of your orchid often indicate an environmental problem...

Why Do Some Orchid Plants Have More Flowers than Others?

A gracefully curving stem studded with a long line of large, beautiful blooms is the classic image of the ideal Phalaenopsis orchid. Plants that achieve this elegant form are the ones that take your breath away at...