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How to care for orchids


Ensure your orchids last for years with Sarah Raven's video advice on caring for cymbidium and phalaenopsis varieties as houseplants.

Do it: all year round

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donnabbc 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I've managed to keep my orchid alive for more than a year! I'm so very pleased.

All the flowers fell off but there are now two new branches(?) with buds on them. How exciting! New flowers just about to bloom. Yippee!

chriswhite 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Excellent video!

PollyandGraham 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Good article to keep me going. Thank you.

lilwead 24/11/2011 at 15:28

To OscarM..the orchids that like to be in clear pots, are phalaenopsis (moth orchids). Most other common ones will be ok in an opaque pot instead of translucent. My favourite is a Vanda, but I can't afford it, and probably wouldn't last long in my house!

ChristineL 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I have just received a lovely orchid for Mother's Day, and am a little scared of this delicate looking plant. Do you feed it baby bio at all.? I have had jasmine before and found using used tea bags on the top soil helped growth, I wonder would it do the same for the orchid. If any one has any ideas please let me know I would very much appreciate it. I am in competition with the my daughter's green fingered mother-in-law so I''m told who was given the same plant yesterday.

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