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BIRD OF PARADISE STARTER PLANTS:

  • Depending on your order, you’ll receive one (1) or two (2) well rooted Hawaiian Strelitzia reginae starter plant(s) in either a 2 inch or a 4 inch pot. There are no blooms.

  • Each plant in the 2 inch pot is about 8 - 10 inches tall

  • Each plant in the 4 inch pot is about 15 – 20 inches tall

 

How to grow a Strap Leaf Vanda orchid:

Pot in coarse chunks of fir or redwood bark mixed with large perlite and hardwood charcoal for drainage. The Strap Leaf Vanda grows nicely with diffused sun or under broad-spectrum fluorescent tube lighting. Mature vandas do best in a greenhouse and outdoors in full sun during the summer in temperate climates.  Its preferred humidity level is between 60% and 70%. It flourishes in temperatures in the 65℉ to 70℉ range at night, and during the day, it can take some pretty high heat. However, if the day temperature is over 90℉, keep the humidity high. Fertilize it when you observe it making new leaves. Use a timed release 14-14-14 fertilizer for good results. Also, occasional applications of water-soluble fertilizers diluted to half strength work well.

 

KAHILI STARTER PLANTS:

  • You’ll receive two (2) well rooted Hawaiian Kahili Ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) starter plants, each in its own 2 inch pot. Each plant has a shoot that can be anywhere from 4 inches to 14 inches. Because these are so fast growing, it’s not uncommon for us to cut the shoots back and allow the plant to send up a new shoot. While it may be short, the rhizome in the pot is usually many months old and ready for you to repot

 

How to grow Kona coffee:

Repot in a sandy potting soil.  Keep soil moist and in partial shade.  Kona coffee likes to grow when it's kept in a temperature ranging between 60℉ to 80℉. Keep it fed with a general garden fertilizer (used according to the instructions) or with a timed-release fertilizer.  Very soon, you can have some Kona coffee growing in your home!

 

How to grow a Cattleya orchid:

Use a well-drained potting mixture of tree bark, tree fern and perlite. Cattleya's love the sun, so a western or southern exposure is needed. The ideal temperatures should be 60℉ at night and 85℉ during the day.  Humidity should range between 30% to 40%. Success with a cattleya depends largely upon watering practices.  Give your plant a complete soaking followed by drying. And use a liquid fertilizer twice a month during spring and summer and once a month in fall.

 

Stephanotis, the flower with the seductive scent!

Keep your stephanotis seedling in an area with a lot of light and where the temperature is between 65℉ to 85℉. Use a general garden fertilizer (according to the instructions). Keep in mind that the stephanotis is actually a vine, so as it grows, give it something to attach to.

 

How to grow Dendrobium orchids:

Dendrobiums enjoy bright light and about 50% to 60% humidity. Getting the drainage right is an important factor, so pot your dendrobium in media such as fir bark or tree fern with a 2" layer of drainage material at the bottom of the pot. When growing, dendrobiums can use almost constant moisture as long as drainage is good and air circulation is constant. Use a liquid fertilizer to feed your dendrobium, doing so at every other watering. HOWEVER: Do not fertilize when the dendrobium is leafless (it's dormant, and does not require it then). The ideal temperatures are 50℉ at night and 85℉ during the day.

 

How to grow Red or Pink Ginger:

Plant your cutting (or if you bought the plant, repot) in potting soil from the garden shop.  Keep moist and out of direct sunlight.  The ideal temperature range is 60℉ to 80℉. Feed it with a general garden fertilizer according to the instructions. The nice part about these gingers: Once they bloom, they'll continue to do so throughout most of the year.

 

How to grow the Vanda:

Pot in coarse chunks of fir or redwood bark mixed with large perlite and hardwood charcoal for drainage. The Strap Leaf Vanda grows nicely with diffused sun or under broad-spectrum fluorescent tube lighting. Mature vandas do best in a greenhouse and outdoors in full sun during the summer in temperate climates.  Its preferred humidity level is between 60% and 70%. It flourishes in temperatures in the 65℉ to 70℉ range at night, and during the day, it can take some pretty high heat. However, if the day temperature is over 90℉, keep the humidity high. Fertilize it when you observe it making new leaves. Use a timed release 14-14-14 fertilizer for good results. Also, occasional applications of water-soluble fertilizers diluted to half strength work well.

 

How to grow Anthuriums:

Plant your anthurium in a mixture of media that follows this ratio: 1 part peat moss to 2 parts perlite (or sponge rock). Good drainage is essential for anthurium survival. Also vital is shade. Try to keep your anthuriums in shade that is only 60% to 90% of full sunlight. For this reason, it will be best if you grow your anthurium plant indoors or in a greenhouse. Anthuriums thrive in temperature that ranges from 65℉ at night to 80℉ during the day.  Fertilizer that is a 5-10-10, 10-20-20 or 16-16-16 formulation, works very well (use according to the instructions). Remember to water your anthurium daily and mist around the leaves to create the right environment of humidity.

 

 

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