Questions tagged [orchids]

Members of the *Orchidaceae* noted for their elegant flowers.

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Can anyone identify this cattleya alliance hybrid?

I have lost all tag information for this cattleya alliance and need help identifying it.
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Do some phalaenopsis have naturally weak blooms?

I have eight or so phalaenopsis of varying colors. Except for my newest plants they have all bloomed multiple times under my stewardship. The plant in question has at least twice, perhaps more times,...
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How can you get orchids to bloom again? [duplicate]

My aunt has several varieties of store-bought Phalaenopsis orchids which were blooming when she bought them last spring. However, after the blooms fell off, they did not bloom again. Throughout the ...
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What kind of orchid is this?

I got this at a Lowes in the clearance rack. Included is the slightly cryptic (to me) plant tag. I'm guessing the flower will be purple.
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Orchids not flowering

I have these orchids that I bought three years ago, and they are not flowering. At the beginning they almost died because of insufficient light in my home. I moved them next to an always-on artificial ...
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Help identifying vine in orchid

I have a large collection of indoor orchids in good health. Recently though a strange vine has appeared in one of my indoor orchid pots. I'm not sure if it's a weed or pest, or some sort of non-...
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Is it really an Orchid plant? If yes, then which variety of it?

I had asked my plant vendor for an Orchid plant and I got this one. I am not sure if it is really an Orchid. Since 4 months, it is of same size as I got it initially, it never bloomed. I maintain its ...
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Can a single young bulb of cymbidium mini survive?

I had a beautiful yellow cymbidium mini. Once I forgot it in heavy rain and in time it rotted badly. I dried it out, cut the rotten parts and left one old, slightly decayed bulb with the flower, but ...
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Orchid - Second plant growing from stem of main plant?

I have an orchid that's been thriving for a few years. A while back I trimmed the main stem (where the first flowers blossomed) over the second knot, and later a whole new orchid started growing ...
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Are Lady slipper orchids self fertile, and how can you pollinate them?

I am trying to get seeds from a certain orchid (Lady slipper) I have. Are they self fertile? What would be the best way to pollinate them? The genus is Cypripedium
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Why is my phalaenopsis' keiki (orchid) not thriving?

About five years ago, I bought a fully grown and blooming Phalaenopsis orchid. After a month or so, the blooms fell off as expected. I continued to care for it as directed, but it never flowered again....
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Do I need to buy a specialty bark medium to repot my orchid?

As a result of a previous question, I've decided to repot my Phalaenopsis orchid in bark once the blooms fall off. I understand that tree bark makes a better medium than the moss it's currently ...
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My orchid has one yellowing leaf. What's gone wrong?

I have an orchid that I bought about a month ago. I'm following the watering directions that came with it (which means it's only been watered once so far) and I believe that it has the appropriate ...