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The Importance of Humidity When Caring for Orchids

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The importance of humidity when caring for orchids.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The ideal daytime humidity for most orchid plants is from 60-80% and possibly more during hot seasons. Most orchids are tropical plants, but that doesn’t mean they need rain forest humidity to grow in your home. Orchids like air movement. Indoors, an overhead paddle …

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How Much Light Do Your Orchids Require?

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How much light you should and shouldn’t give our orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re wondering how much light you should or shouldn’t give your orchids, from a plant’s perspective, houses usually have dim light, so you’ll usually have better luck with orchid varieties that tolerate low light levels. East-facing windowsills are great spots for orchids; …

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Proper Way to Fertilize Your Orchids

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The proper way to feed your orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. In order to keep your hard to grow orchids thriving, they will need to be fed properly. Orchids require very low amounts of fertilizer when they are actively growing leaves and roots. The American Orchid Society recommends feeding your plants regularly with a 20-20-20 fertilizer …

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Tips for Caring for a Tough-to-Grow Houseplant

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to care for a houseplant that has a reputation for being tough to grow. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Orchids have a reputation for being tough-to-grow houseplants. Sure, they may require specialized potting mix and a certain amount of water to thrive, but this large, diverse group of plants includes many species that are easy to grow …

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How to Water and Feed Your Orchids

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom concludes her series on orchids by letting you know how to water and feed your homegrown orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  When it comes to watering and feeding your homegrown orchids the first step is to check your orchid’s individual water and feed requirements.  Orchids need to be fed regularly with a weak solution (maybe …

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Extraordinary Types of Orchids to Grow

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom begins her new series by telling us about some of the most extraordinary types of orchids. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  Orchids are some of the most intricate and unique plants you’ll ever lay your eyes on. They’re part of a beautiful and diverse family of herbaceous perennials that contains over 30,000 species.  And that doesn’t …

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UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

What’s better than roses on Mother’s day? Orchids, which are easier to take care of and can last for years, according to University of Florida experts. Wagner Vendrame, a professor of environmental horticulture at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, specializes in growing and preserving orchids and says orchids make a great Mother’s Day gift. “Between a bouquet …