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Wild orchids are found growing every where. How do you identify whether the plant in your backyard or on your trekking route is an orchid? Read this article to find out how to identify a wild orchid.
Using Orchids and Their Flowers for Decorating
In the crowd of all the flowers blooming in spring, your orchid flowers are going to shine like the moon in a sky full stars. Check out some of my ideas on decorating using your orchids.
Effect of Low Temperatures on Orchids
Exposure to low temperatures can harm the orchids. I have mentioned symptoms, prevention and cure of cold related injuries in this article. Tropical orchids need to be protected more than temperate orchids, check the article to know why.
Ideal Plants to Grow
Orchids are ideal plants to grow for hobbyists and commercial growers, read on to know more on this.
Some More Winter Flowering Orchids Species
A list of orchids which flower in winters.
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.
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