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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.
Orchids and Humidity
The lesson I learnt on the importance of high humidity to orchids.
The Orchid Flower
Orchid flowers have developed different features according to their need.
Scale Insects-Infestation and Control
Scale insects can cause a lot of damage to your orchids. If infected, timely control is the only option to save the orchid.
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