Orchids

46 Popular Orchids as Houseplants (With Pictures)

Common types of orchids

Are you looking to expand your orchid collection, but not sure which to choose? We have created this comprehensive guide to nine most common genera in the family of orchids (Orchidaceae), namely Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Dendrobium, Cymbidium, Vanda, Miltoniopsis, Paphiopedilum, Oncidium, and Bulbophyllum.  We will identify their different features, their preferred growing conditions, and 46 species …

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Fir vs Pine Bark:  8 Key Differences for Potting

fir bark vs pine bark

It can be confusing – sometimes it’s called “pine bark”, sometimes “fir bark” or even “orchid bark”.  Most people use the terms interchangeably, but their differences are quite significant especially when it comes to potting up your orchids, bonsai, and other houseplants. What exactly are the differences? Fir bark is a better growing substrate than …

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Top 10 Orchid Fertilizers: A Detailed Review (2022)

Best Orchid fertilizer

Ever felt confused about finding the best fertilizer for your orchids among the plethora of brands, formulas, and formats in the market?  What is the difference between the 20-20-20 NPK ratio and the MSU formula?  Which is better: water-soluble granular orchid food, liquid fertilizer, ready-to-spray mist bottles, and slow-release pellets?  Based on the nutritional needs …

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