Cattleya Orchids CATTLEYA     (Abbreviation - C.) There are approximately 60 species from tropical America. They are mainly epiphytic and occur naturally in a wide variety of habitats. Some can grow on rocks (ie. lithophytes). Cane like pseudobulbs arise from creeping rhizomes, and each pseudobulb has between one and three (rarely four) very stiff, thick leaves. The flowers are borne on racemes emerging from a terminal flower stem. A flower stem may carry several flowers or only one. These variable and often very brightly coloured flower are frequently large, with petals that are broader than the sepals, sepals that are similar to each other and a three lobed lip....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Growing African Violets African Violets are one of the most popular indoor plants available. They flower for long periods, are relatively easy to propagate, and adapt very well to growing in pots, indoors....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Growing in Pots Pot plants come in all shapes and sizes; big and small, for inside and outside, formal and informal. Virtually any plant can be grown in a pot, but some are much easier than others to look after. If you're short on time in today's busy world, but still want to experience the atmosphere of a potted garden, the following hints which could make your container gardening a lot easier and much more rewarding....(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Growing on Patios or Indoors The great thing about plants in a container is you can move them; and many types of indoor plants will perform much better if you give them a spell outside in fresh air, periodically. If you have a patio attached to the home, this is often a great spot for giving your indoor plants a breath of fresh air. ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Growing Palms as Indoor Plants Palms can be very successful as indoor plants; but not all species. Some don't tolerate lower humidity, higher levels of Carbon Dioxide or lower levels of sunlight that often occur inside. Others are more sensitive to fluctuations in soil moisture, or attack by pests, and without constant care and attention, may be more difficult to grow well as an indoor plant...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Indoor Culinary Herbs
Mothers Day Potted Flowers Nothing says ‘I love you’ better than flowers; and what better way to give flowers than as a growing plant that will continue to grow, flower, and say ‘I love you’, long after Mothers Day has come and gone. A potted plant in full flower can be placed inside giving a wonderful decorative display; just as much as a bunch of flowers; and when the flowers fade, it can be moved outside if need be (depending on the type of plant). ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
Orchids There are between 20,000 and 30,000 orchid species known to man, coming from almost every corner of the world.  In fact, the only locations in the world that are not home to at least one species of orchid are the driest arid zones and the Arctic and Antarctic. Some orchids are valued for their commercial properties, but most are admired solely for their unique beauty.  With so many orchids in existence, it certainly gives the home gardener the opportunity to grow this lovely plant in a range of situations.  Read more below...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more
What is in the Potting Media When you look at a potting mix, you will see that it contains at least two materials, and sometimes more: ...(Excerpt from page) Click to read more