Cattleya intermedia v. aquinii fma, coerulea for sale. In bloom presently as shown. $20. Plant size is 14″ from the bottom of the pot to the top of the leaves. It will remain relatively compact with additional growth. Flower count is typically 2 to 4 flowers per inflorescence. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to […]
Where do orchids come from?
Seeds of course! As silly as it seems, that wasn’t known until around 1800. As they are very dust-like, it was speculated that they came from birds, goats, and even cadavers somehow in a magical way. Even after they were able to conclude that seeds were produced, it was well into the 1800s that it was known that orchids could be grown from seeds as they couldn’t understand that the dust from orchid seed pods were the seeds.
If you would like to learn about how to grow orchids from seed at home, please join me for an afternoon of how to sow and grow orchids from seed. This course will focus on how to do the entire process at home with readily available supplies. While commercial labs have extensive equipment, good results can be had with minimal gear and is an enjoyable addition to growing your mature orchids. Plus you can create your own hybrids and experiment as you please.
Sometimes there comes a time in a hobbyist’s career that they decide to build a greenhouse to house their ever expanding collection of orchids. Here is a presentation of my journey in building a greenhouse for my collection.
Growing orchids mounted may be referred to as growing on plaques, mounts, slabs, and rafts. It isn’t complicated and one of the easiest ways of growing. Like all orchids, timing is important as you want to do any readjustments of the plant when the new roots are starting to form. Moving a plant after the roots have developed will damage the roots and may set the plant back considerably or even lead to its death. As I said, I have many plants starting up for the season now, so keep an eye on your plants.
Growing orchids from seed may seem daunting, but this workshop was given to show that it is quite achievable in a home setting without elaborate or expensive equipment. All the items used were easily obtained. And while some seeds such as Paphiopedilum may take years to bloom, others such as Habenaria can be blooming within a year and a half. So don’t let the time to bloom dissuade you from trying from seed. There are several that will bloom in a reasonable time.
It seems like such a simple question. Yet more orchids are killed by
improper watering than any other reason. If you research your particular
orchid online, you may find a variety of answers to that question. Why is
For those wishing to expand their lighting set up, and not finding a configuration that fits their layout, you might wish to consider making your own LED light system. I will cover all the basics, but understand there are details omitted. If you wish to know more, please feel free to contact me for further information.
You’ve got this new plant from the raffle table, plant auction, another grower, etc. Now you are
anxiously ready to start its new home with your plant. But WAIT! Now is the time to consider what
you are bringing along with your new find. Bugs? Fungus? Bacteria?