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How to Safely Display Your Orchid Outside This Summer

Putting your Phalaenopsis orchids outside for the summer adds a nice splash of color to your patio or deck. Taking care of an orchid plant outdoors is easy, but they still need the same love and attention you give them...

How Can I Use Natural Remedies to Keep Away Insects and Fungus From My Orchid?

In our previous article, 4 Natural Ways to Insect and Fungus Proof Your Orchids, we addressed four natural remedies that you can use to keep insects and fungus at bay. However, after observing some of the questions and...

Spider Mites Are Mighty Bad For A Phalaenopsis Orchid

Weakened Phalaenopsis orchids are more susceptible to diseases and pest infestations which can severely harm or kill the Phalaenopsis orchid.

What Happens When Pests Chew On Orchids?

Despite their delicate appearance, Phalaenopsis orchids are actually fairly resistant to pest infestations. That being said, it is still important to inspect your Phalaenopsis orchid on a regular basis to check for any...

How Rubbing Alcohol Can Save Your Orchid

Isopropyl alcohol, also known as rubbing alcohol, is perhaps a surprising item for an orchid enthusiast to have on hand. And yes, you’re right, it isn’t good for your plant, exactly...except if you’re having a problem...

How to Use Horticultural and Neem Oil on Phalaenopsis Orchids

Another key to Phalaenopsis orchid plant health and pest control, along with insecticidal soap, is horticultural oil. These (generally non-petroleum) oils work much like insecticidal soap does: the fatty, waxy buildup...

Insecticidal Soap Keeps Your Orchid Clean

Insecticidal soap is an important item in the arsenal of every Phalaenopsis orchid grower. You can buy it pre-mixed, but you can also save money and control the ingredients by making it yourself at home. Either way, it...

Insects That Can Be Attacking Your Orchids, Part 2 of 2

In our previous post, we discussed the serious toll scale insects can take on your orchid plants and introduced you to mealy bugs. Today, we take a more in depth look into mealy bugs and how you can detect them on your...