Category: Other Orchid Species

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Can Brassavola Orchids bloom from old canes with dried sheaths?

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So today I had the nice surprise to discover a multitude of flower spikes on my Brassavola Little Stars orchid! The newest canes that grew over the summer are producing spikes, but they are not the only ones. Older...

Miltonia Sunset Orchid – Beautiful and easy to care for

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The Miltonia Sunset is a sympodial epiphyte orchid hybrid. It was registered in 1961 by W.W.G.Moir and is a cross between the species Miltonia regnellii and the hybrid Miltonia Goodale Moir. The flowers have a pale to...

Orchid Care – Miltonia Orchids Basic Culture

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Miltonia orchids are fairly easy to care for, as long as you know a thing or two about orchids. Unlike their distant relatives the Miltoniopsis, Miltonias are well suited even for home environments. Here are the basic...

Coelogyne cristata orchid update – flower spikes already?

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Here is an update on both my Coelogyne cristata orchids. The big lady at the beginning of this video was purchased a few months back, she has grown a few new pseudobulbs which sadly are smaller than the previous ones....

Prosthechea Green Hornet – an upside down orchid!

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The Prosthechea Green Hornet is a sympodial epiphyte orchid hybrid. It was registered in 1995 by H & R and is a cross between the species Prosthechea cochleata and Prosthechea trulla. This orchid is known for its ...

How to care for Catasetum orchids – basic culture for catasetum type orchids

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Catasetum orchids are a very rewarding group of orchids, easy to care for and fast growing, particularly good for those of use with no patience :) here are some basic culture tips to properly grow these orchids. Th...

Habenaria medusa orchid update – corm propagation

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This is Habenaria medusa, an orchid species that I have been growing for about one year. It should right about time to start producing a bloom spike, but I don't see that happening yet. However the orchid seems to ...

Orchid mounted on ceramic slab – update on Leptotes bicolor

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Here are a few thoughts on the ceramic slab for mounting orchids. I will talk about the pros and cons of this product, although some might easily be considered the opposite, depending on your particular case. Pros:...

Orchid on ceramic cylinder – Does it work?

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So here is a few thoughts on the ceramic cylinder technique that I've been playing with for the past few months. The product itself does work and do what it's supposed to do. the water placed inside the cylinder se...

How to care for Bulbophyllum orchids – watering, fertilizing, reblooming

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Bulbophyllum orchids are the largest group of orchids in nature, with about 2000 known species. Many beautiful representatives are available to orchid growers too, so let's talk about some general care knowledge. L...

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