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Paphiopedilum Orchid Culture | Orchid Care for Paphiopedilum

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  Paphiopedilums are commonly known as Lady's Slipper Orchids because the lip is modified into a pouch-like structure resembling of a lady's shoe.  They do not come in vivid fancy colours for which most other orchids are known but those who grow paphiopedilums cherish them for being distinct from all other orchid groups. Most paphiopedilums are terrestrial or lithophytic while a few are epiphytic.  All members of the genus are found in tropical and subtropical Asia extending into the Pacific Islands. Light Most Paphiopedilums are low-light orchids since a majority of them are found as terrestrials on the forest floor;...

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Epidendrum Orchid Care | Orchid Culture Sheet

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Epidendrums are very easy to grow plants and can blooms several times in a year. These plants are amazingly adapted to a variety of conditions and are available in a wide range of colours. They should not be moved around once they find a space they love. Moving the plant around can cause a sudden decline in their health. Tip: Cutting off the spent flower stems will instigate the plant to bloom again in and about two months. LIGHT Epidendrums will enjoy bright in-direct light provided they are introduced to it gradually. In the tropics where strong light is associated with...

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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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