This book is an extension of my earlier book titled ‘Growing Orchids Made Easy and Pleasant- the Most Common Errors in the Cultivation of Orchids’. Here I have taken you ahead of the basics and have introduced you to the nuances of taking care of the plant when it is affected by disease or by pests. The process of replanting the baby orchid or keiki has been explained. Reproducing the orchid can be a fun and enjoyable experience that provides immense satisfaction when you see the new plant grow and bloom. This also requires choosing the right medium for potting the plant. All this seems daunting? Well, you do not have to worry as this book will guide you through the process. Tips to help you save your plant when it is not doing well are shared in the book, which will be beneficial in nursing an unhealthy plant back to life.
Orchids: An illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 150 stunning photographs
A handy practical guide to growing and caring for these beautiful plants, with a photographic directory of best cultivars to try.
One of over 400 titles in the Insight series, Insight Guide Costa Rica. This 298-page book includes a section detailing Costa Rica's history, 8 features covering the country's life and culture, ranging from the spectacular plant life to the best coffee in the worldallegedly, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus 283 impressive photographs and 7 maps, including a National Parks and Reserves map.
From selecting the right plant to providing proper growing conditions, Orchids for Every Home is your complete handbook to keeping your orchids healthy and blooming. Starting with the most popular orchids that require the least care and progressing to more high-maintenance flowers, this practical guide is organized to help you find the orchid that is just right for you and the conditions in your home. You'll learn about 104 different orchids, including Phalaenopsis, Miltoniopsis, Aygopetalum, Brassia, Dendrobium, and many more. All plant profiles include: A description of the plant and its flowers When and how often it blooms Where to site it Watering and other care instructions In addition, a troubleshooting section helps you identify problems--such as sunburn, viruses, mealybugs, and red spider mites--and shows you how to quickly and efficiently deal with them. Both beautiful and practical, Orchids for Every Home shows you just how easy it is to grow these exquisite flowers.
• Simple techniques and professional tips for growing orchids indoors.• Up-to-date expert advice guides readers on how to water, fertilize, light and propagate orchids.• A pictorial troubleshooting section helps homeowners diagnose any ailments their orchids might suffer. • Includes bonus in-depth information on the history of orchids so homeowners understand why orchids require certain growing conditions and care.• Invaluable resource for both novice and experienced orchid lovers.
Advances in home climate technology have spurred a dramatic rise in the popularity of orchids as houseplants. Wide availability and affordability have made them far more accessible. Modern orchid varieties are hardy and come in a vast array of colors and sizes to suit any gardener's home environment. Easy Orchids shows just how easy it is to fill the home year-round with these colorful and scented blooms. The book is packed with glorious color photographs of orchids from around the world and gives practical guidance and expert tips in a clear and easy-to-use format. Topics include: Extensive A-Z orchid directory of plants Cool, warm and intermediate varieties Choosing a healthy plant and checklist for buying orchids online Transporting and importing plants Detailed cultivation instructions Strength of fragrance and size of bloom Ease of growth and ideal growing temperature and location Watering and humidity levels Feeding, potting and seasonal care. Us
Orchids are the largest family of plants in the world. With 30,000 known species, you could acquire a different orchid every day for eighty years and still not grow them all. Back in the realm of reality, readers of this beautiful book can quickly and easily find the orchids that are right for them -- which ones will thrive on a windowsill, which prefer artificial lights, and which need a greenhouse; which are for beginners, which for experts. And you can pinpoint the species within a particular genus that are the best ones to start with. Once you select your orchid, William Cullina's authoritative guide explains what to do to keep it alive and healthy. Featuring more than two hundred color photographs, Understanding Orchids covers everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, whatever your level of interest or experience. With improved tissue-culture techniques making orchids more affordable, and the Internet making them readily available to consumers, growing orchids is
Growing Orchids is the complete practical guide to orchids and their cultivation. An inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose. The book contains clear, practical advice on growing and displaying orchids indoors, under glass and outdoors. Everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, with step-by-step information on potting and mounting orchids; propagation; feeding, watering and light levels; and dealing with pests and diseases. An easy-to-use orchid directory of over 200 fabulous orchids, with photographs of each orchid and vital information on habitat, size, flowering time and growing requirements. There are over 600 specially commissioned
Orchid lovers of all levels will delight in this unique approach to selecting new and exciting varieties of fragrant orchids. More than 100 different orchids are profiled here, with exquisite images of each, and salient details are included for another 355 enticing varieties. Profiles include cultivation information and detailed notes on each fragrance, which can range from elegant and sophisticated to downright pungent, from fruity and spicy to medicinal, from light and fresh to heavy and intoxicating. With some 20,000 fragrant orchids available today, orchid enthusiasts will appreciate this first-ever guide to choosing, growing, and showcasing orchids with the right look and most enjoyable scents, including cinnamon, chocolate, lemon, and
With their refined beauty and elegant flower form, moth orchids (members of the genus Phalaenopsis are the basic black of the orchid world. In fact, moth orchids are the most popular orchids in the world, accounting for a staggering 75 percent of all orchid plant sales. More than merely beautiful, they are also among the easiest orchids to grow, whether in greenhouses, on windowsills, or under artificial lights. Professional horticulturalist and orchid expert Steven A. Frowine, author of Miniature Orchids, focuses on the new orchid stars while also providing a detailed look at the classic hybrids and species. Readers will be enticed by the book’s lavish color photographs and gratified by the wealth of practical advice on selecting and buying moth orchids. Most importantly, Frowine shares his secrets on how these glorious plants can be grown to perfection, with recommendations about light levels, potting media, watering, and