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    • Growing Heat Tolerant Cymbidiums

      Growing heat-tolerant cymbidiums (HTCs) in warm to hot climates is fairly easy and very low maintenance. The ease is comparable to growing dendrobium or cattleya orchid hybrids, which is usually the starting point for beginners. HTCs generally can stand the impact of rainfall; thus they can be grown outside without a greenhouse for protection. Most cymbidiums enjoy good ventilation and moderate humidity. Though cymbidiums do not enjoy high humidity, they need to remain moist at the root ball. It is important that the growing medium is well-drained yet retains some moisture well. Lighting: In most tropical climates, 50-70% shade cloth is suggested for most HTCs. This heavy amount of shade will help prevent leaf burn during the hottest and driest months when the sun shines directly from above. Shade might be reduced whenever clouds and rains are more prevalent throughout the year. Growing indoors requires a well-ventilated area. This indoor location should not be exposed to direct sunlight in the afternoon. Pots and Medium: Clay pots are the best for growing cymbidiums in tropical climates as the porosity of the clay encourages evaporative cooling during hot weather. This is the real advantage over plastic pots. In addition, the heavier weight of clay pots helps increase stability for cymbidiums with large top growth. Taller pots also add another advantage as the depth allows better roots development. In addition to the bottom hole, a few additional side holes near the bottom of the pot will prevent water from standing at the bottom, which might cause root rot. Cymbidiums should be grown in Medium Orchid Bark and should be repotted once every two years. Ideally, Cymbidiums should be repotted in the late spring after the plant has finished blooming. Cymbidiums do best when grown in pots that give them about 2” inches in diameter to grow. *DO NOT use an overly large pot as this will hold more water/moisture, causing the plant to drown and the roots to rot. Watering and Fertilizing: Watering cymbidiums can be done every other day or once a week, depending on rainfall, moisture, and the ability to hold water and moisture of the potting mix. You can use any brand name balanced orchid fertilizer (look at the numbers on the container, 20-20-20 or 15-15-15 etc.) can be used to fertilize your cymbidium orchid. Feed weakly (1/2 strength) weekly works well for cymbidiums. Once a month use clear water to flush any accumulated salts from the potting mix.

    • Dendrobium Aggregatum

      The Dendrobium Aggregatum is an epiphyte, that is found from North-East India through Indochina and Thailand. Plants have been found at altitudes of above 500 meters but can also be grown in warmer to intermediate conditions. The plant is open to a variety of different situations as long as it gets plenty of light, water, and a winter rest. Lighting: The Den. Aggregatum needs a lot of diffused sunlight (about 35-50% shade). Most will grow well under the same light conditions as most cattleyas. When pseudobulbs turn a reddish color, the plant is receiving the most light it can handle and should be left in place unless it starts to sunburn. During the plant's winter rest, the amount of sunlight should be maintained (do not give it less light). Temperature: In their native habitat, these orchids experience mild to warm daytime temperatures in spring and summer, and generally cooler temperatures in the winter. This type of plant can grow in a wide range of temperatures, daytime temps can be in the 70's-80's. But it is not unusual for this type of dendrobium to handle temps in the summer months in the high 90's if the weather is humid). The winter night temperatures range from about 45°F to about 60°F. Watering: The watering may be the most crucial element to success with these orchids. Their native conditions are fairly wet during the late spring, summer and early fall. Rainfall can be quite heavy for a few months, but it tapers off in the late fall, and winter months are fairly dry. Water the plants regularly when they are actively growing; mounted plants can be watered daily if air circulation is good. When the new pseudobulbs have matured in the fall, gradually reduce watering, and allow the plant to dry between watering. Fertilizer: These dendrobiums benefit from regular feeding when they’re actively growing. Any balanced, water-soluble fertilizer can be used, diluted according to package directions. We feed once a week during the active growing season. Reduce feeding in the fall and eliminate it completely when the plants are resting in the winter. Resume feeding when the plant begins to grow again, or when it begins to initiate flower spikes. Winter Rest: Den. Aggregatum requires a winter rest period. For a few months (Nov-Jan), the plant should be exposed to 50-60-degree temperatures at night with slightly warmer days. Watering should be gradually withdrawn and fertilizing completely stopped. Plants should be watered very sparingly throughout the rest period if the pseudobulbs show extensive shriveling. Some shrinkage should not be alarming, and plants may be partially deciduous. Sun exposure should remain the same from the growth period through the rest period in order to ensure spring blooms and growth.

    • Basic Orchid Care

      Place orchids in a location where there is bright light, but not in direct sunlight. Most orchids like bright filtered light or early morning direct sun. Usually, a southern or eastern exposure will provide the light you are looking for. Make sure there is good air movement around the plant near an oscillating fan or an open window. Moving air prevents disease, Fungus, and bacteria which tends to germinate on wet surfaces. Providing humidity around the plant is very important. Placing your orchid in the bathroom can be an ideal place since there's usually a window to let in light and a hot shower once a day provides excellent humidity. Having a fishbowl near your plant or using humidity trays, humidifiers and fountains work just as well. You can also mist the leaves on your plants daily, this will help keep your plants nice and lush. Unlike most of our familiar houseplants, orchids are adapted to conditions that experience not only seasonal variation in temperatures but also significant day/night variations as well. Most orchids can handle temperatures ranging from 70's-80's during the daytime and a low in the 40's at night. Orchids like to be in tight pots and let their roots travel and fell up the pot. Use media that drains well like sequoia bark, coconut husk chips or Orchites bark from New Zealand. We usually recommend re-potting/transplanting every 2 years and upgrading the pot size about 1-2" inches. Water your orchid when the media in the pot is dry and your pot feels light when lifted. Usually a once to twice a week watering is enough (Drench the plant thoroughly). Water heavily only in the mornings and make sure the plant gets good air movement after. We are currently using a fertilizer in our water system: Peters Excel (cal-mag) 15-5-15. Our suggestion is to fertilize once every other week. You do not have to use the exact type of fertilizer that we use. Many people are having success using a 15-15-15 or 20-20-20 that you can purchase from your local garden stores. Just remember to fertilizer your orchids twice a month and hopefully they will flourish for you

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    • Specialists in orchids | San-vaz Natural Creations | Florida

      SAN-VAZ NATURAL CREATIONS We are the original, unique and exclusive style that is present in your life Quick View Phalaenopsis Price $10.00 Quick View Dendromius Price $10.00 Quick View Cattleyas Price $35.00 Quick View Epidendrums Price $20.00 Quick View Psychosis mariposa Price $45.00 Quick View Oncidiums Price $20.00 Quick View Phalaenopsis Price $10.00 Quick View Dendromius Price $10.00 Quick View Cattleyas Price $35.00 Quick View Epidendrums Price $20.00 Quick View Psychosis mariposa Price $45.00 Quick View Oncidiums Price $20.00 CONTACT We appreciate and appreciate your interest in our products, we want to hear your opinion and advice in improving our company 941-735-6916 Name Email Subject Leave Us A Message Send Thanks for your message, we are reviewing it shortly

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