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When To Give Up On Your Phalaenopsis Orchid

When much time and effort has gone into saving a Phalaenopsis orchid that is suffering from disease or infestation, it can be difficult to know when it is time to admit defeat rather than potentially infecting your...

Is Your Orchid Suffering from Mesophyll Cell Collapse?

As spring approaches, orchids are at greater risk of developing a virus-like condition called mesophyll cell collapse. This condition results from the collapse of the leaves’ mesophyll cells due to exposure to overly...

Common Phalaenopsis Orchid Diseases (Part 2)

In this post, we will take a look at three other types of phalaenopsis orchid diseases, namely, wilts and rots, viruses, and flower-affecting disease.  

Common Phalaenopsis Orchid Diseases (Part 1)

The main causes of orchid diseases are poor culture and growing conditions. In order to prevent these diseases, you need to provide a clean environment, proper watering, and good air movement. Nonetheless, prevention...

Preventing and Treating Orchid Viruses

Just like people, orchids occasionally get sick. Overwatering or lack of proper air flow can lead to bacterial or fungal infections, pests can attack or your orchid may contract a virus. With a little tender loving...

How to Identify Orchid Viruses

If your orchid comes down with a bacterial or fungal disease or is attacked by pests, there’s a reasonable chance that you can treat the problem and nurse your orchid back to health. Viral infections are trickier. Just...

Low Winter Humidity Can Harm Just Add Ice Orchids

Phalaenopsis orchids are epiphytic plants, meaning that they grow on and are supported by another plant. In their natural tropical environment, these beautiful orchids attach themselves to the trunks and limbs of tall...

How to Treat Orchid Bacterial, Fungal Diseases

Bacterial and fungal diseases can strike even hardy orchid species like Just Add Ice Orchids. When Phalaenopsis orchids are infected by orchid fungal diseases or orchid bacterial diseases, beginning corrective...