In honor of one of my orchids reblooming, I decided to do this post.
Here are six steps to growing orchids
Orchids can die if they get too much, or too little sunlight so don’t put them too close to the window, or too far away.
2 trim your orchid
trim away roots that are dead or unhealthy.
3 your orchid should be placed somewhere where the room temperature is not extreme.
Between 65, and 75°F is the best temperature range for orchids. They cannot handle drastic temperature changes.
For best results, water every week, or every two weeks depending on how dry it is in your home.
It is best to keep orchids indoors during the summer months.
It’s time to repot your orchid when the roots start to turn brown, or the leaves start to wilt.
As you can see, this is very basic. If you are looking for a lot of detail, you need to look someplace else. If you’re looking for some basic tips, I hope this helps a little bit.
Paperwhite flower bulbs are great for the holidays. In 4 to 6 weeks, they will bloom. If you would like to grow these sweet smelling flowers continuously, plant narcissus bulbs every couple of weeks throughout fall and winter.
What You Need to Force Paperwhite Narcissus
It is best to grow paperwhite narcissus in a tall jar or vase. That way you don’t need to be concerned about the blooms becoming too heavy, and knocking the vase over. I often find good containers at the Salvation Army.
Put the bulb in the jar, and then surround it with the stones to give the bulb support so that it won’t tip over. It should be watered enough so that the roots are covered with water, but not the bulb itself. As long as you make sure that there’s water in the jar, in a few weeks, the bulb should start to bloom.
For detailed information about how to do this, click on the link below.
This is an easy guide with photos.
I bought the aloe vera plant pictured above at my local Home Depot for $5.98. I really like the color of the pot, and that the pot has legs. I think it’s a great plant because it looks nice, it’s inexpensive, and even can be used to treat burns. I think it’s pretty much a win-win situation all the way around.
HOW TO CARE FOR AN ALOE VERA PLANT
Mature aloe vera plants often produce babies. These baby plants are genetically identical to the parent plant. In order to replant the babies, follow the following instructions.
I got this information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac at Almanac.com: