Moth Orchids

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by Hamad » May 13th, 2013, 5:37 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:I feel my next venture is going to be ORCHIDS, with a proper green house for them.
great :) , please do keep us in the loop it will be great learning from your experience.

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by Hijaab » May 14th, 2013, 3:33 am

They are lovely. I am planning to grow some indoor plants. These would be lovely addition indeed!

Any tips how to grow them and do's and don't's?

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by M Farooq » May 14th, 2013, 9:53 am

Hijaab wrote:They are lovely. I am planning to grow some indoor plants. These would be lovely addition indeed!

Any tips how to grow them and do's and don't's?
Orchids are not easy, although they are easily available nowadays in Pakistani nurseries.

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by Hamad » May 14th, 2013, 4:36 pm

well without offending any member my personal opinion is that we should try it, it’s a nice plant to grow rather beautiful indoor plant and the best part is that its bloom has quite longer survival time and watering requirement averagely once a week and they don't require soil to grow unlike others its growing medium is bark or woody medium and most people concern regarding their re-blooming and so am I but what I have read so far is that they re-bloom according to their life cycle just like any other plant and for Orchids special fertilisers are also available in the market, I don't have any first-hand experience of having them re-bloom for me because I have just started with them but I think we should give them a chance and see how they behave, so far they are doing good with me without pampering them a lot all that I do is just water them once a week.
It has many species I have heard that ground Orchids are also quite successful in Pakistan and another favourite of mine is Pleione (Rockery Orchid) haven’t tried though.
There is a lot of information available on the internet regarding their care and re blooming and few are as follows

http://www.wikihow.com/Care-for-Phaleno ... h-Orchids)
http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/c ... to-rebloom

I hope that might help

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by Hijaab » May 14th, 2013, 11:23 pm

Hamad wrote:well without offending any member my personal opinion is that we should try it, it’s a nice plant to grow rather beautiful indoor plant and the best part is that its bloom has quite longer survival time and watering requirement averagely once a week and they don't require soil to grow unlike others its growing medium is bark or woody medium and most people concern regarding their re-blooming and so am I but what I have read so far is that they re-bloom according to their life cycle just like any other plant and for Orchids special fertilisers are also available in the market, I don't have any first-hand experience of having them re-bloom for me because I have just started with them but I think we should give them a chance and see how they behave, so far they are doing good with me without pampering them a lot all that I do is just water them once a week.
It has many species I have heard that ground Orchids are also quite successful in Pakistan and another favourite of mine is Pleione (Rockery Orchid) haven’t tried though.
There is a lot of information available on the internet regarding their care and re blooming and few are as follows

http://www.wikihow.com/Care-for-Phaleno ... h-Orchids)
http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/c ... to-rebloom

I hope that might help

Hamad
Thank you very much Hamad sahab.
I will INSHA'ALLAH look into these sites and get a better idea. Since I am novice to gardening, I really need to do some experiments and then eventually I'll be able to have some success INSHA'ALLAH.

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by M Farooq » May 15th, 2013, 1:44 am

Hamad wrote:well without offending any member my personal opinion is that we should try it, it’s a nice plant to grow rather beautiful indoor plant and the best part is that its bloom has quite longer survival time and watering requirement averagely once a week and they don't require soil to grow unlike others its growing medium is bark or woody medium and most people concern regarding their re-blooming and so am I but what I have read so far is that they re-bloom according to their life cycle just like any other plant and for Orchids special fertilisers are also available in the market, I don't have any first-hand experience of having them re-bloom for me because I have just started with them but I think we should give them a chance and see how they behave, so far they are doing good with me without pampering them a lot all that I do is just water them once a week.
Hamad
I am a great admirer of the beauty of orchids...the flower colours and shapes are very amazing. When I visited a botanical garden, I was told that each orchid is designed with a very specific shape in such a way that a very particular insect can pollinate it. As you rightly said, orchids are different as they are epiphytes. Our favourite vanilla icecream flavour comes from orchids too. My comment about it being difficult was that I brought one from a nursery in Karachi and it never bloomed. An orchid without a flower is not very appealing. And perhaps the sole reason was my ignorance about the best growth conditions.

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by robertsmith » May 16th, 2013, 2:33 pm

That is really stunning. I wish I could own it.

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by Hamad » May 16th, 2013, 6:21 pm

Farooq and Hijaab pleased to hear that, try and share your experiences with us that would be great help for all of us ;)

Robert I believe they must be available in USA

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by Hamad » August 11th, 2013, 9:13 pm

my Orchids started to re-bloom for me, what I have observed that no doubt they are the best indoor plants but once you have enjoyed their bloom and the bloomed have died back you can put them out door otherwise they may get rotted and that's what happened to me, after the bloom though I was watering them properly but I think because of hot weather they started to rot, I put them out door in shaded area where they were receiving few hours of sun and watering them fortnightly once a week or if required twice a week and now they are re-blooming and please don't forget that out door temperature was around 25 to 30 C, and I didn't try any fertilizer or any re-blooming fertilizers available in the market and I m a happy lad to have my Orchids re-blooming for me :) :D . but still they are the best indoor flowering plant and they survive for the longest time duration and its also the most recommended and favourite by interior decorating professionals.

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Re: Moth Orchids

Post by Tahir Khan » August 13th, 2013, 7:09 pm

Please post some update pics!

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