Culture Sheets

Caring for your Air Plants or Tillandsia Plants | How to Care Air Plants?

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What are Air Plants? Air Plants belong to the bromeliad family and is a large group of plants in the Tillandsia genus. Tillandsia or Air Plants are epiphytes like orchids, they anchor to the trees with their small roots.   Air plants absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves, instead of through their roots. Their roots are only there for anchoring them as they grow, but are not necessary to maintain and can be trimmed down without harm to the plant. Since air plants absorb moisture through their leaves, they prefer warm and humid conditions. Growing them at home in...

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Australian Dendrobium speciosum species: Culture Sheet Care Guide

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Dendrobium speciosum is one of the world's most underrated and exciting of orchids. They are commonly known as rock orchids or rock lily. They are capable of producing possibly the largest display plants and most spectacular shows of the mass blooming of any known orchid. Extraordinarily tough, hardy and drought tolerant it should be one of the most cultivated plants ever! It can tolerate near frost to temperatures over 45°c without severe damage. It is one of the most commonly found Australian orchid, several of its hybrids can be found in different habitats on branches of rainforest trees or on...

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Bromeliads: How to grow and care for Bromeliad Plants?

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Bromeliads also called Guzmanias will grow in conditions similar to the ones required for orchids. In nature, they grow under the canopies of other large trees where it is bright but the direct sun is limited. Majority of bromeliads are epiphytes. Almost all bromeliads are native to tropical climates. Their original habitat is humid and they grow on shady forest floors or attached to trees. This means bromeliads are adapted for warm, wet, shady climates. Bromeliads also make great indoor plants. They have a few needs and very few problems. With the right care, you can enjoy bromeliads in your...

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Miltoniopsis Orchid Culture

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 Miltoniopsis have their origin in the Andian mountains, cloud forests of south and Central America from Costa Rica to Peru, Columbia & Northern Panama. The most amazing aspect of Miltoniopsis is the fact that this genus has a great diversity of flower color and patterns in the hybrids. The flowers of the genus, are large can reach up to 4 inches (10 cm) across. 4–7, pansy-like flowers.  The flowers are long-lasting and remain in excellent condition for four to six weeks. Temperature, humidity, and light are the three main important factors for growing Miltoniopsis. Miltoniopsis flower from late winter to...

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Heat Tolerant Cymbidium Orchid Culture

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Heat-tolerant cymbidiums (HTC) are cymbidiums that will grow and bloom in a tropical climate where there is no drastic drop in day & night temperatures. In contrast, the standard cymbidiums require the night temperature to drop to below 8 degrees in winter to initiate blooms. These cymbidium hybrids are the result of hybridizing the tropical cymbidium species like C. ensifolium, C. aloifolium, C. canaliculatum etc. with the cold-growing species. Light One of the most important factors for an HTC to bloom is light.  The ideal would be about 6-8 hours of 60% sunlight. During the hot summer months, shading will...

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