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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-16-2006, 06:33 AM
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Itís a good idea to isolate new plants for at...

Itís a good idea to isolate new plants for at least a month before you place them with other plants. During this time, you can watch the new plants and discover any infestations that develop.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-13-2006, 03:38 AM
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Timing is the most critical element in repotting...

Timing is the most critical element in repotting orchids. If orchids are not repotted at the correct time, flowering may not occur until the next year.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-07-2006, 05:07 PM
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You can increase the humidity by placing the...

You can increase the humidity by placing the plants in a bathroom window, by using plastic containers instead of clay pots.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-03-2006, 01:07 PM
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Posted By BMarwood
Avoid using cold water (below 50F), since this...

Avoid using cold water (below 50F), since this can damage roots and can kill root hairs. About twice a year, put your plants in the shower, and run warm water over them for several minutes to clean...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-02-2006, 11:58 AM
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Posted By BMarwood
Pick up the pots to compare the weight of a dry...

Pick up the pots to compare the weight of a dry pot versus a wet pot. The pot will be lighter when it is dry. It is better to soak the plant thoroughly and occasionally than to water frequently with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-01-2006, 03:04 PM
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Posted By BMarwood
Windowsill

A south-facing window is the ideal location for optimum results. An eastfacing window would be next, then west and finally a northfacing window. If a windowsill does not provide sufficient light,...
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