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Jewel Orchids are the only type of orchids that are grown for its foliage instead of its flowers because it has beautiful velvety leaves. They look even more beautiful when they are grown in combination with other flowers. Are you also thinking of growing Jewel Orchids? If yes then I must tell you that growing Jewel Orchids is not difficult at all provided that you follow some important tips. These tips are:

  • Jewel Orchids require premium sphagnum or commercial terrestrial orchid mix so Jewel Orchids should be planted in right medium. If you have a stem cutting with you, you will be able to get it to root by placing it in water. After the Jewel Orchid has been rooted, you can gently pot it in sphagnum or orchid mix. Here you should make sure that roots are completely covered and soil can drain well because Jewel Orchids like damp conditions but they don’t like standing water at all.
  • Since Jewel Orchids like warmth and humidity so you will require choosing a right spot for their better growth. Jewel Orchids should never be grown in cool areas. Interestingly, Jewel Orchids grow very well in bathrooms as they like humid conditions and grow well under fluorescent lighting.
  • Jewel Orchids naturally grow in tropical rainforests therefore they grow best when they are provided with plenty of humidity. If you will provide sufficient humidity to your Jewel Orchids, you will see your orchids growing rapidly and flowering more. Though Jewel Orchids can also grow exterior of a terrarium, you can use terrarium to provide adequate dampness for their better growth.
  • Jewel Orchids require to be fertilized once a month. You are recommended to fertilize Jewel Orchids with such a product that is specific for terrestrial orchids. Good fertilizers will help you growing beautiful and healthy Jewel Orchids.
  • Jewel Orchids require to be watered regularly as they don’t like to be dry. One thing that is most important to remember is that they don’t like standing water either so wait until the soil begins to dry out before watering again. Don’t over-water your Jewel Orchids as dry Jewel Orchids are easier to protected than those damaged by damp conditions.

These were some important tips regarding healthy growth of Jewel Orchids. Follow these tips with full faith and confidence and have beautiful Jewel Orchids in your garden.

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Blue orchids are somewhat rare flowers even some of its species are in danger of extinction. The reason is that their natural environment is being destroyed. Growing blue orchids is quite challenging but following some instructions and tips can make it easy to grow blue orchids. And when proper care is taken, blue orchids produce flowers three times in a year and last for almost one month.

Important Tips

  • Blue orchids usually grow beside trees and their above-ground roots hang freely. If you want to grow them in your home you will have to select the appropriate pot. The best method is to grow blue orchids in baskets. Another option is to grow them along a big piece of cork bark with their roots hanging down. In this way, roots will be able to absorb moisture from air. The best tip for growing blue orchids is to allow their roots to grow without controlling them.
  • The other factor that demands consideration is the medium in which you are going to grow blue orchids. These are unique and rare plants and they can not be grown in common potting soil. They grow best in the medium which contains a mixture of pine bark, fir bark and osmunda fiber. If you are a new grower then the best option for you will be to purchase pre-made orchid mixture from a garden center.
  • Blue orchids require a plenty of water as it is important for flowering of blue orchids. The blue orchids should be watered everyday during their growing season (from June to September). And during the rest of the months, keeping them moist would be sufficient. After the blue orchids bloom, don’t water them for two weeks and allow them to get dry and then water them again.
  • As other orchid plants, blue orchids also require a proper amount of light. Place them in such an area where they can receive a plenty of light as they grow best in intense sunlight. If you are growing them in green house then hang them from the roof near to the glass so that it can receive the required amount of sunlight.
  • Feeding the blue orchids with proper fertilizers is also necessary. A good plant food should be given to blue orchids from June to mid October after every two weeks. That plant food should be high in potash at half potency. Feed the plants at quarter strength once a month from November until June.
  • Re-potting is another factor that should be considered. Re-potting should be done with special care. When orchids have grown and start producing flowers, they are required to be re-potted after every one or two years. If you will do that, your blue orchids will continue producing flowers.

These were some tips regarding the growth and care of very rare blue orchids. Follow these tips and have beautiful blue orchids in your home.

Vanda orchid is a type of orchid plants having almost 50 species. It is among one of the most loved and popular type of orchids because Vanda orchids are not only stunning and beautiful but also very easy to take care of. Most of the orchid flowers require special care but Vanda orchids are not demanding at all but despite of this fact, they need proper care and handling. Here in this article, I am going to give you some instructions regarding taking care of Vanda orchids.

Useful Tips

  • First of all, you have to consider about watering the Vanda orchids. You are required to water these orchids after every four to thirteen days. Watering Vanda orchids also depends on the weather conditions. They are required to be watered more often in summer and, of course, less frequently in winter season.
  • While considering about watering these orchids, keep in mind that orchids should be dry before watering again.
  • The next important factor which needs special care is that Vanda orchids also require humidity. In order to raise the level of humidity, you are required to spray Vanda orchids with cool water. You can do so by using a spraying bottle. Providing Vanda orchids with proper level of humidity is very important, especially during summer season or in winter season if you are providing them with heat.
  • Replanting these orchids is also very important for their healthy growth. To increase their blooming performance, you can replant them after a year or two but make sure to follow the correct method of replanting. For repotting, choose a container with good drainage. It should be two inches larger than the older pot. Now remove the plant gently from the older pot along with removing all the old bark from roots. Now place the plant in the new pot making sure that its roots are evenly spread in the pot. Also remember that the new pot should be partially filled with orchid charcoal and bark before placing the plant into it.
  • After placing the plant in the new pot, add more of orchid planting mix around the roots of plant, then water it properly and drain.
  • When it comes to cutting the leaves, you need to be very careful. Only dead and yellow leaves should be cut off when they are withered. If you cut the leaves only because they are damaged and not dead completely then it may cause to spread the disease on the plant and the root system will also be damaged.
  • Before cutting the bloom and bloom stem, make sure that they have died on their own. Doing so will help orchids to draw back their energy into plant for next blooms.

These were some useful tips and instructions that must be followed for taking care of Vanda orchids in a proper way.

 

Orchids are one of the darling flowers of amateur gardeners and growers. They add to the beauty and grace of gardens as well as rooms if they are grown indoors. They are bright and attractive flowers and very easy to grow. But at the same time, they need special care especially when they are blooming. Most of the orchid growers are unaware of caring for them while they are blooming. Keeping this in mind, I am giving you some tips and instructions about taking care of blooming orchid plants.

Important Tips

  • You should feed the blooming orchid plants properly. You can feed your orchids once in a week with orchid food. But remember that the particular food should not contain urea. You should also consider about the method of feeding orchid plants. It’s very simple. All you have to do is to make the orchid food thinned and diluted first so that its strength and concentration may reduce.  Then you can give this food to your plants while watering them.
  • Orchids don’t like direct sunlight. Moreover the blooms of orchids become withered and are burnt in direct sunlight. So it is necessary to place them at a location that doesn’t receive direct sunlight.
  • While flowering, the orchids should not be moved. They should be placed in a moderately warm location approximately above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If orchid plants are given stress and exposed to chilly air, their blooms will start falling earlier than normal blooming time.
  • Watering is another important factor to be remembered while taking care of blooming orchids. The best time to water blooming orchids is morning time. But remember that they should be watered only when the soil becomes dry. The frequency of watering should be once in a week but it all depends on the climate you are growing orchids in. Over-watering can spoil the plants. The best method is to touch your finger with soil. If it is dry then it means that plants require water.
  • Always use moderately warm tap water while watering the orchid plants. Remember not to drench the soil with water. The amount of the water should be enough to just moist the soil.
  • When orchid flowers begin to wither, remove them. The usual blooming time of orchid flowers is about one to four months.
  • After blooming, trim the plants. There are some types of orchids that bloom again after pruning while some bloom only once.

These were some important instructions related to care of blooming orchid plants. I hope that they will guide and help you a lot.