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Preparing Orchids for Show

Clean the pseudobulbs and leaves (water helps to soften the dry papery covering (cataphyll) around mature pseudobulbs so that you can gently rub it off). Make sure the media in the container is clean and free of weeds. Wipe the …
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Zen and the Art of Orchid Maintenace

We all know that orchids are beautiful, but what really sets one apart from the others?

Walter Scheeren, a judge for the American Orchid Society as well as an avid orchid grower, stopped by the Kona Daifukuji Orchid Club meeting on July 10 to offer a few helpful tips on preparing orchids for exhibition.

“In general, it doesn’t matter what kind of orchid it is … worry about the roots,” Scheeren said. “If you have good roots, you will have a good plant.”
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