This is a simple modification that we've made to a number of Dendrobium cork mounts and baskets, and it has dramatically improved root growth, and subsequently, cane growth. It can be an asset to growing humidity- or moisture-loving species and hybrids in a drier environment, or help maintain more … [Read more...] about The “moss mount” for orchids: improving moisture and root growth
Orchid Culture Notes
I am a compulsive teacher, and my higher life calling reflects in my orchid growing. As I discover solutions and new ideas, I wish to benefit others with that awareness. I hope my experiences can offer insights, ways of thinking about orchid culture, and provide a foundation for adaptation in your growing space. Innovation can expand into even more innovation.
My culture quest for this species began with the usual impetus … my Dendrobium jonesii were not thriving; while not declining, they were not robustly growing like our other Australian Dendrobium. We have a dedicated Australian Dendrobium area in the shade house, receiving about 1500-2000fc of … [Read more...] about Dendrobium jonesii: a new life in hydroton for an Australian species
I am committed to keeping my toxic footprint on the world (and myself) as low as possible. It is no different for my orchid growing, and I am always looking for the least toxic solution to any pest problem. Fortunately, with vigilance and very clean growing areas, I've handled the occasional … [Read more...] about A natural ant and ground insect pesticide for the shadehouse (and indoors): cedar oil