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Winter Flowering Orchids
A list of tropical and sub-tropical orchids which tolerate low temperatures to some extent and flower in winters.
Caring for Orchids in Winter
Orchids can not tolerate low temperatures. They need extra care to survive in winters. Learn how to help your orchids survive this season.
Similar Looking Orchids
Many orchids look very similar to each other, not only is their vegetative structure similar but their flowers also look quite similar to each other. How do you identify these? One such group is found in Aerides.
Medicinal Uses of Orchids
Apart from beauty, orchids have number of other uses. Most of these uses are known to the local people. Fortunately, this knowledge is now being documented. Here is a list of some orchids which are used as medicine and in some cases as food.
How to Maintain an Orchid Journal
Track the growth of your orchids by writing a regular journal. Keep a record of watering schedule, fertilizing practices followed, pests and diseases attacks and their control, etc. So that next time you are able to avoid wrong practices and are able to successfully grow healthy orchids.
Re-Potting Your Orchids
Repotting your orchid is essential for maintaining good growth and healthy orchids.
Some orchids produce wonderful fragrances, though obnoxious smelling orchids also exist. I have put together a list of some orchids which produce fragrances.
Joining an Orchid Society
Your orchids are facing a pest attack and the nursery from where you bought your orchid does not help you much. What would you do now?
Hardy Species of Orchids from South Asia
South Asia orchids species which are hardy and capable of surviving on a wide range of climatic conditions.
Wild Orchids - Not for Orchid Growers
Before buying orchids, please make sure that they have not been brought directly from a forest. Buy only nursery grown orchids, not only to save our natural wealth but also to protect your own plants from unknown wild diseases and pests.
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