New Orchid Adventure: FLASKS!

So I’ve decided that it is time to step up the game and order me some orchid flasks. They’re very difficult to find in Germany… especially the glass kind with 30 or more seedlings. SO I got me small flasks instead and the only orchid species that were available (at the time of my search)Continue reading “New Orchid Adventure: FLASKS!”

Watering Phalaenopsis Orchids

If you’re new to orchids or planning to start collecting orchids as a hobby, one inevitable problem that comes with orchids is stem or crown rot. Crown rot is caused by a collection of water in the crown area, leading to a rot in the crown area (as suggested by its name). Stem rot isContinue reading “Watering Phalaenopsis Orchids”

Orchid flowers die after arriving home.. What now?

YIKES totally unexpected. Bringing home a new pot of orchids and what happens? The flowers start dying off just days after. This was definitely unexpected since knowing that the plant is a live one, why do the orchid flowers die so easily? Does this mean the orchid is slowly dying and the wilted flowers is aContinue reading “Orchid flowers die after arriving home.. What now?”

My very first orchid haul!.. For a while..

SOOOO! Exciting news! I’ve ordered three new orchids from an orchid breeder not long ago and it came this week! This time round I chose three phalaenopsis hybrid just because I love orchids, especially phalaenopsis! They come in different sizes so I’m not limited to having huge plants around my already really cramped apartment! 😂 Guilty asContinue reading “My very first orchid haul!.. For a while..”

Repotting an orchid is a mastery of its own.

In case you were wondering, this is the second part, following the previous post on rootless phals. So I’ve seen numerous youtube videos to educate myself on orchid care, since bringing one home. Some of them recommended repotting, mainly to check on the root systems and for snails, others well did not mention anything aboutContinue reading “Repotting an orchid is a mastery of its own.”

Rootless Phalaenopsis ≠ Dead Orchid Part 1

Unlike many other plants, if a Phalaenopsis orchid loses all its roots, it does not necessarily mean that it is 100% dead. Of course there are other signs that should be looked out for, in order to be sure if the orchid is dead or not. Needless to say, if the leaves are yellowish or theContinue reading “Rootless Phalaenopsis ≠ Dead Orchid Part 1”

To start off….. Understanding Phalaenopsis Orchid roots!

Introduction to my passion for Orchids. I did not grow up in a household full of plants or was taught the art of gardening or anything like that. I was a normal kid who went to school and did what she had to do, went on to work full time and lead a normal lifeContinue reading “To start off….. Understanding Phalaenopsis Orchid roots!”