Certain orchids, such as Phaleonopsis (a.k.a. moth orchid), need the equivalent of just two or three ice cubes’ worth of water a week to keep them thriving. The spectacular species does need more water than cattleyas, but not much.
Certain orchids, such as Phaleonopsis (a.k.a. moth orchid), need the equivalent of just two or three ice cubes’ worth of water a week to keep them thriving. The spectacular species does need more water than cattleyas, but not much. Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file
Certain orchids, such as Phaleonopsis (a.k.a. moth orchid), need the equivalent of just two or three ice cubes’ worth of water a week to keep them thriving. The spectacular species does need more water than cattleyas, but not much. Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file
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