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Want A View? Start Growing Orchids On Trees

from: Bob Roy

Do you live in Southern Florida or California? If you do then
you can really enjoy orchids year round. Growing orchids on
trees can be a blast. It can enhance any surrounding. Beautiful,
colorful orchid plants will make your outdoor area very


Imagine the
expression on the faces of your guests when they see orchids
growing on your trees. First, though, you will need a tree that
does allow some sunlight to beam through. Trees like palms and
citrus are some prime examples. Oaks may even be candidates.

To be sure
that you are in a suitable area look on an agriculture climate
map and if you live in zone 11 you can do this successfully.
Remember their are micro-climates that could allow you to plant
these further North.

orchid candidates..

You will need to pair the right orchids with the right amount of
sunlight that is available. In a really sunny area vandas would
be a good choice to start growing orchids on trees. In shaded
areas phalaenopsis or cattleyas are a great choice. If you need
help an orchid grower will be helpful.

How To...

The first rule you should follow before attaching orchids
growing on trees is to attach it during the time the orchids are
growing their roots.  For example, if you are attaching a
cattleya you would do this during the months of January or
February. If you choose two months before the orchid plants will
bloom your in the right timeframe.

Attach the orchids with either cotton twine or a monofilament
like fishing line. Wrap the plant firmly but not to damage the
roots and pseudopods to the tree. It will usually take several
times around to do this.

It will be important to successfully start growing orchids on
trees to mist the orchids almost daily unless there is rain.
This needs to continue for about two months until the roots
attach themselves to the tree. Also, don't forget the

By the time this occurs your orchid plants should be blooming
and really enhancing your landscape. Orchid plants will brighten
any area indoors or out. But, to have orchids on your trees is
such a beautiful "back to nature" experience.

Did you know that in href="">our
store we are selling orchids which are growing on wood bark
and cork. These are all ready rooted and it will make any
surroundings take on a lovely view. Take a look at our examples
of growing orchids on trees.


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About the author:

Bob has become fascinated with orchids. Once it gets into your
bloodstream it's hard to turn it off. Over a year ago I
developed Orchids Plus More Web site full with information and
also our Orchid Store. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.



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