Phalaenopsis orchid blooms turn brown

Thanks for being there, master gardener. I received the orchid, my first, as a gift 4 months ago. After a few weeks, the blooms fell off and it is now blooming for the second time. But the blooms are turning…

Care of Orchids

I just recently purchased a Miltoniopsis Bert Field Am/AOS orchid and a Miltoniopsis Lennart Karl Gottling “Red Rim” orchid. Could you please tell me how to care for these lovely orchids and the perfect medium for them. Any information you…

Cattleya*

My cattleyas are growing so well that they have now outgrown the pots. 1. Should I use a bigger pot or should I divide them? What is best time to do this? 2. Where can I buy soil for this…

Orchids

We have had orchids growing for many years, with no blooms; can you suggest an organization for consultation and ultimately, as an ‘adopter’ of our plants?…

New Gardener with a Phalaenopsis Orchid*

I have this Phalaenopsis Orchid for about a month, and have fertilized it for the first time yesterday after reading up on care (because of the very minimal problems I have). I was previously watering with a few ice cubes…

Pollinators*

If I am on a 6th floor, my balcony is enclosed with a bird mesh, I cannot expect flowers for a second season can I, as there are no pollinators arriving inside the mesh to sit on my plants? My…

Growing Orchids: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

  There are 15,000 to 35,000 different species of orchids and they are not all easy to grow. The orchids most generally cultivated are Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchids), Paphiopedilums (Slipper Orchids) and Cymbidiums. Even within these general groups cultural requirements…