Bloom-Again Orchids: 50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again by judywhite

By judywhite

Orchids have a name because the divas of the plant international: fussy, difficult-to-grow crops that—on most sensible of all that—are prohibitively dear. yet there are many orchids that any one can develop. Orchids aren't any more challenging than usual houseplants reminiscent of the African violet, and will be made to thrive and bloom in usual indoor stipulations. you simply want to know what makes them chuffed. Bloom-Again Orchids highlights the best, so much fuss unfastened kinds and contains valuable pointers on the place to shop for orchids and the way to maintain them in bloom. all the fifty profiles makes a speciality of a ordinarily to be had orchid sort and contains a description, picture, chart of simple turning out to be necessities, and a convenient twelve-point record. So if you have continuously been intrigued through orchids yet have been apprehensive approximately taking care of them, placed your concerns apart. Bloom-Again Orchids will flip you from a would-be orchid fan into the proud proprietor of fit  crops that might bloom yr after 12 months.

Show description

Read or Download Bloom-Again Orchids: 50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again and Again and Again PDF

Similar gardening & landscape design books

Biological Control

The explosive bring up within the world's human inhabitants, with conse­ quent have to feed an ever-increasing variety of hungry mouths, and the principally resultant disturbances and pollutants of our surroundings within which guy needs to dwell and convey the issues he wishes, are forcing him to go looking for technique of fixing the 1st challenge with out intensifying the latter.

Tree Fruit Production

This can be a revised and up to date version of the publication Tree Fruit construction, first released in 1959 and greatly revised within the moment variation in 1972. significant advances were made in recent times within the medical creation and dealing with of deciduous tree culmination in North the US. This 3rd variation brings jointly in updated usable textual content­ e-book shape the essence of pertinent learn and useful event at the topic.

How to Build Wooden Gates & Picket Fences: 2nd Edition

- Revised and elevated, with new full-color photos- Steps for making plans and finding a fence, atmosphere posts, growing infill, and attaching gates- ideas for development the fence you will want- recommendation on instruments, fabrics, foundations, and targeted good points- Easy-to-use styles- Foldout of substantial pickets- one hundred thirty designs integrated

Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics

A top vendor due to the fact that 1986, now multiplied and entirely rewritten with all new details! greater than 670 complete colour photographs, drawings, charts and graphs illustrate each element of this authoritative easy-to-understand publication. a number of basic cultivation strategies make it attractive to amateur gardeners. professional gardeners also are capable of finding solutions to all their questions.

Extra info for Bloom-Again Orchids: 50 Easy-Care Orchids that Flower Again and Again and Again

Example text

Such jumbling creates plants with great hybrid vigor. Aliceara Sunday Best is a free-flowering compact hybrid with long-petalled flowers that look like they’re jumping for joy. The cultivar ‘Ontario’ has a big, long, prettily patterned fuchsia lip coupled with mahogany striped petals and sepals—it reminds me of a cosmic explosion. The 5 in. (13 cm) long blooms, six to eight on each spike above bright green grassy leaves, are subtly fragrant. Another lovely cultivar is ‘Muffin’. It’s paler with a dusty rose lip that develops a wonderful greenish edge with age.

The intergeneric Aliceara combines the best of Spider Orchid (Brassia), Pansy Orchid (Miltonia), and Dancing Lady Orchid (Oncidium). A bit of trivia: anytime you see “ara” at the end of an orchid genus, it means at least three genera are in the DNA. Such jumbling creates plants with great hybrid vigor. Aliceara Sunday Best is a free-flowering compact hybrid with long-petalled flowers that look like they’re jumping for joy. The cultivar ‘Ontario’ has a big, long, prettily patterned fuchsia lip coupled with mahogany striped petals and sepals—it reminds me of a cosmic explosion.

Repot after bloom when the pot is outgrown. Splash Petals usually flower once a year, but new hybrids often repeat bloom. Many are fragrant. Depending upon the cross, plant size can be compact to tall. You’ll covet them all. PRONOUNCED KAT-lee-ah THE PLANT Compact to large sympodial epiphyte; elongated pseudobulb, one to two leathery leaves, two- or three-toned Cattleya-type blooms LIGHT NEEDS Medium; any window but northern TEMPERATURE RANGE Intermediate; days 65–85°F (18–29°C), winter nights 55–60°F (13–16°C) POTTING NEEDS Medium orchid bark, clay or plastic pot BLOOM TIME Various Splash Petal Cattleyas Orchid checklist: Grows on sunny windowsill Long-lasting flowers Sprays of multiple flowers Big flowers Great cut flower Noted for fragrance Attractive plant habit Once-a-week watering and fertilizer Repeat bloom Grows under fluorescent lights Grows easily into specimen Most Splash Petal orchids, including the ones pictured here, have their origin in Cattleya intermedia var.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.12 of 5 – based on 5 votes