Seasonal Orchid Care

Winter Care: Prepare your Orchids for Winter

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Winter Care: Prepare your Orchids for Winter

Winter in India mostly occurs from December to February, the year's coldest months are December and January. India is home to an extraordinary variety of climatic regions, ranging from tropical in the south to temperate and alpine in the Himalayan north, where elevated regions receive sustained winter snowfall. Generally temperatures between 18°C and 28°C is ideal for most orchids, however an occasional short period exposure of 38°C or even below 5°C will not harm most orchids.   Phalaenopsis orchids will start initiating spikes if the night temperature drops below 18°C and your day temperature is not more than 26°C. Vandas and Dendrobiums are cold-sensitive and...

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Spring Care: What changes should I make to my orchid routine during spring season?

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Spring Care: What changes should I make to my orchid routine during spring season?

Spring, a period of lush flowering, on the Indian calendar, it begins in March, bringing dry and hot weather over a wide area of the country. At this time of the year, the daily temperature ranges from 27-32 °C degrees in Bangalore. It is bright, warm and new orchid root tips start growing. It is time for you to spring into action! Acclimate Plants to increased light Inspect your plants and check for sunburns. Especially after the dull days of winter, the plants need to be moved to higher light gradually to avoid sunburn.  Shady places in the winter could...

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Monsoon Care: What changes should I make to my orchid routine during monsoon season?

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Monsoon Care: What changes should I make to my orchid routine during monsoon season?

  Orchids can easily catch infections from various fungi or bacteria during monsoon months as the moist and humid environment required for their optimum growth provides prime conditions for the growth of these fungi or bacteria.  To reduce the risk of infections, keep the leaves dry and improve the air flow in the growing area. Monitoring the plants regularly will help to detect early symptoms. Application of preventative fungicides/bactericides will also help to keep the risk low. Most of the pathogens are active in warm weather when the light is low and moisture is high. Increasing the light when moisture is...

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