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Flowers not blooming? It’s a matter of light.

The first thing to check if one of your plants is not blooming is it’s leaf color. While we humans think that dark green leaves are healthiest, orchid prefer to have leaves that are lime or even chartruse, especially the … Continue reading

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Tis the season… to look for bloom spikes.

Phalaenopsis and cymbidium should begin to set spikes in the next few months.  Look for them on the newest bulbs of your cymbidium and at the leaf joint above and opposite the last bloom stem. Then be patient. Buds develop … Continue reading

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Have you repotted your phalaenopsis yet?

If you haven’t, do so soon. Phals need new mix around their roots so that they can breathe. Repotting them soon after they bloom gives them the longest time to put on new growth. Don’t want to mess with the … Continue reading

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