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Re-blooming Your Moth Orchid

Phalaenopsis Orchids are a group of plants that grow in shady, humid conditions throughout the Asian tropics and extend into Northern Australia, commonly known as the Moth Orchid and are arguably the most popular group of orchids grown in the world today. They are also regarded as one of the easiest orchids to grow indoors.

These luxurious flowering plants have thick-leaves with elegant and exotic arching sprays of flowers. As their blooms last on average for 50 days and being so abundant, this adds to the plants popularity, with many people treating Phalaenopsis like cut flowers. When the flowers start to drop off, the plant is usually discarded and replaced, which is a shame as they can be kept to re-bloom twice a year under ideal conditions

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How To Water Plants While Your On Holidays

I’m off on holiday in a couple of weeks. Believe me, I really can’t wait for the escape. But being the obsessive house plant collector that I am, going away without having someone look after the beloved plants can leave me feeling quite anxious.

Most house plants will tolerate a week without water, while you're on holidays. But, if you're going away for two weeks, it's well worth making arrangements to keep them watered while your jet setting. Given I am currently watering my growing army of ferns, orchids and herbs virtually every other day in hot weather, a two week absence could be enough to finish off some of my more delicate specimens. But things don’t have to be this way!

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Starting a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens have been around for centuries all though the designs were not as we know them today. Grape vines and fruit trees adorned the walls of ancient Egyptian Palaces, so living walls are certainly achievable in even the harshest of climates and quite capable of bringing our modern day residential and balcony walls to life.

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