Dendrobium Orchid Care

Written by Robert Roy

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Air circulation is needed and is especially whenrepparttar temps are above 90 degrees. Water Like most orchids Dendrobiums need to be kept moist while actively growing. When it is mature, as are most of plants they should dry between watering. Dendrobiums thrive whenrepparttar 113325 humidity is about 50 - 60%. Humidity trays are usually needed whilerepparttar 113326 plant is inrepparttar 113327 home. Fertilizer Use a balance fertilizer like Jack's Classic 20-20-20. Use weakly, weekly. That is, use a solution which is between 1/4 to 1/2repparttar 113328 recommended dosage. For more information onrepparttar 113329 care of orchids seerepparttar 113330 American Orchid Society ***This article may used by any other website withrepparttar 113331 condition that our website; is recognized asrepparttar 113332 contributing website.

This site is devoted to these wonderful orchid plants. Did you know they are the second in popularity only to the poinsettia plants? You will find a good deal of information on how easy orchid care really is. They are wonderful to have around your home or for that special gift. Orchid flowers are beautiful and can last for years. Your plant will be appreciated for years and years.

How to Grow Ginger

Written by Linda Paquette

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•Start a small plant for transplanting into your garden. Plant your ginger root directly into a pot filled with rich potting mixture. Coverrepparttar pot with a plastic bag and place it on a sunny windowsill. Whenrepparttar 113324 first shoots appear, removerepparttar 113325 plastic bag. If all danger of frost is past, move your young ginger plant directly into your garden. Alternatively putrepparttar 113326 pot in a location where it will get indirect sunlight. Water it regularly, but be sure not to letrepparttar 113327 soil become saturated.

Your ginger plant will grow two to four feet tall. Slender stems and narrow, glossy leaves may reach up to a foot long and resemblerepparttar 113328 foliage of a lily. Occasionally, your ginger may produce a yellow green flower, but flowers are both rare and unnecessary forrepparttar 113329 health ofrepparttar 113330 plant.

Ginger is not frost hardy so in temperate areas bring plants indoors forrepparttar 113331 winter and ignore it! Foliage will yellow and die back, butrepparttar 113332 plant will return to growth inrepparttar 113333 spring.

Harvest ginger afterrepparttar 113334 rhizome has grown three to four months. Sincerepparttar 113335 best time to plant ginger is inrepparttar 113336 spring, this usually means a fall harvest. Harvested ginger root is usually sun-dried for longer preservation. It can either be stored in a dry cupboard or refrigerated.

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