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Paphiopedilum Care: Growing Paphiopedilum Terrestrial Orchids

However, they are different from the North American wildflowers known as lady’s slipper orchids. Most Paphiopedilum species are terrestrial orchids, which means they grow ... winter and in dry climates, increase the humidity of the air around the plant ... read more

Get Growing: Orchids and bromeliads will brighten your winter, and are easy to care for

Bright colors awaken us from a winter ... time of year. Orchids are the first flower that most gardeners identify for luscious indoor blooms. Orchids are not as difficult to grow as you might think. Recently, while attending the Tropical Plant Industry ... read more

How to grow orchids

Rob Stirling is a horticultural adviser at Wisley and has been collecting and growing orchids ... applying to the plant as very cold rainwater in winter can kill. From March to October feed phalaenopsis with a proprietary orchid food, to aid both growth ... read more

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BRIAN KIDD: Just perfect for winter: these orchids love central heating

In autumn and winter ... orchid growing on the stem of an indoor yucca – a tree I am not fond of, but the orchid made it look really beautiful as the silvery spidery roots were more than a foot long and there were more than 100 flowers on the plant. read more

Chives: how to plant, grow & harvest this pretty herb

Sow a pinch or two ... keep an eye on the clump and repeat this treatment regularly to keep ahead of the aphid's prolific breeding. The photo gallery below has more information about caring for chives in spring. * How to grow onions read more

Growing Succulents Indoors

As one of the most popular indoor plant ... and even orchids, as well as ZZ plants and other common indoor variety belong to the succulent family. Succulents arrived from dry arid areas of the desert regions. Succulents such as orchids that grow in ... read more

Dirty Fingernails: When should I prune my climbing roses?

By that time the worst of winter ... actively growing or dormant. If you decide to experiment with bamboo, check descriptions carefully before you order one. Like other grasses, bamboos come in two types called "running" and "clumping." Plant only a ... read more

Orchids are tough house plants and easy to care for

Those are actually roots, growing in the air instead of underground. All orchids do not make aerial roots ... Fungus gnats may be startled when you pick up the plant they inhabit. But they are the winter bugs that fly in front of your face, making you ... read more

A cubicle is an awful place for a plant. Here’s how to keep one alive.

Just to state the obvious: Most offices and many homes are awful places to grow plants. That is why people ... windows that are too hot in summer and too cold in winter. The quickest way to kill a plant is to overwater it. Soil that is constantly wet ... read more


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