Orchids…

Orchids are named under the same international system that governs the naming of all other plants. But orchids aren’t exactly like other plants. The orchid family is incredibly large and orchid species interbreed so easily that it is often difficult to tell where one species stops and the next begins. It is the taxonomists’ challenge…

Re-Potting Orchids.

There are two main reasons to re-pot your orchids, and they often, but not always, occur at the same time. First, an orchid needs to be re-potted if it gets too big for its pot. Orchids can have an extensive root system inside the pot and the potting mix, but they also typically have roots…

The Vanda Alliance Orchids

These are large monopodial orchids growing naturally from India and China down to Australia and the Philippines. They can be grown in pots, but most of the roots will prefer to wander around outside the pot. Culture in baskets is preferable but they need to be suspended, as the roots tend to hang downwards. A…