How Long Do Orchids Live
Orchids are one of the world's largest group of flowering plants. Some might say they are the largest group of flowering plants known to man and with species numbering over 30000, this position is not baseless. In addition to its over 30000 species, many orchid hybrids and clones have been and are still being developed. With such large numbers,...
How Much Do Orchids Cost
It would be very odd to find a person who has no idea what an orchid is. On the off chance that you do not know what an orchid is, let me help you out. Orchids are popular flowering plants known for their colorful blooms, exotic appearance, fragrant smells, and their general ornamental value. They come in a number...
Are Eggshells Good for Orchids
Just in case you are wondering how egg cells became a sought-after option for natural fertilizers, here's why. Eggshells have a lot of calcium and potassium, which are great for plants. Its rich protein content also makes it an excellent option for most plants. Another apparent reason is that eggshells are affordable. They cost nothing, and all you need...
Do You Cut Off Dead Orchid Stems
If you own orchids and wonder what to do with the orchid stems after the flowers bloom and fall off, I have an answer for you. Dead orchid stems are unhealthy for your plants. They should be cut off so that you can encourage new growth and trigger reblooming. If you cut off the orchid's stems and they grow...
Growing Orchids from Seed
Thinking of starting a new venture on the horticultural plane? Trying to prove your mettle as a gardener? Looking to earn bragging rights over your pompous next-door neighbor who is always showing off her new fancy plants? Growing an orchid from seed just might be the challenge for you and this article will provide you with multiple tips for...
How Long Do Bonsai Trees Last
There is a simple and short answer and a much detailed answer to this question. I will start with the first. Bonsai trees can live for thousands of years. The oldest Bonsai in the world is over a thousand years old, and there are many other Bonsai trees within that range.  Bonsai trees are miniature trees grown in small containers....
What Do I Do With an Orchid When the Flowers Fall Off
Because of their gorgeous flowers, orchids are generally kept for ornamental purposes. When they bloom, their bright and beautiful flowers light up the whole place. However, when their flowers fall off, and you are left with just the leaves and stems, it's like an entirely different plant. The beauty of orchids lie in their flowers, but it is tough...
Trachyandra
The trachyandra is an exotic plant that you would love to own. Its spiral leaves are attractive and make anyone fall in love with the plant instantly. Its origin can be traced to a genus of plants similar to Albuca. The albuca genus has over 100 species, most of which can be found in South Africa. However, the majority...
Mammillaria Matudae
  Light requirements High Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Medium Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9b to 11b Temperature resistance Not cold-hardy Growth speed Medium Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Mammillaria Matudae "Thumb Cactus" Ideal conditions Like many other succulents, Mammillaria Matudae "Thumb Cactus" likes warmer temperatures, requires little water, and needs partial to full sun. It will do best outdoors, but if you have an indoor spot that receives sunlight all day long, the Thumb Cactus may...
Mammillaria Mystax
  Light requirements High Water requirements Low Ease of care Easy Size Medium Toxicity Non-toxic Zone 9a to 10b Temperature resistance Mildly frost-hardy Growth speed Medium Indoor growing Suitable   Taking Care Of Mammillaria Mystax Ideal conditions The Mammillaria Mystax cactus likes partial to full sunlight and temperatures on the warmer side. Belonging to USDA hardiness zones 9a (20 to 25 degrees F/-6.7 to -3.9 degrees C) to 10b (35 to 40 degrees F/1.7 to 4.4 degrees C), it is a...