Growing Hoya

Hoya like to grow in a wet, but not soggy, mix. For years growers have been using peat and coir to grow them. Unfortunately, when the peat or coir starts to decompose, many growers kill their plants, and need to root new cuttings out of the dying plants.

Growing Begonia

More and more hobbyists do grow Begonia, and some of the new species are said to be very troublesome. Growers try to grow them in enclosed vessels, for fear of dehydrating their fragile leaves. On the picture are Begonia kui and a new species of Begonia that exhibits attractive copper colored new leaves that turn a velvety color when mature.

How to Grow a Wall-Mounted Staghorn Fern

In nature, Staghorn Ferns affix themselves to trees, using the trunks as natural wall-mounts to show off their broad, pointed fronds to best effect. The beauty of this fern is that it doesn’t leach nutrients from the trees, so it flourishes just as easily on a wooden wall mount as it does on a tree.

Raising Reptiles and Amphibians

Keeping reptiles and amphibians like lizards, turtles, or snakes as pets is a uniquely rewarding experience, but not as simple as more traditional pets like cats and dogs. Fortunately, Besgrow has carefully crafted and well-tested products to keep your reptile and amphibian friends happy, comfortable, and thriving! Here are some Do’s and Don’t’s for raising healthy reptile or amphibian pets.

How to Raise Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants can be so tricky! Most species evolved in very specific environments that are difficult to replicate indoors, or even outside in more pleasant locations than the boggy areas that carnivorous plants tend to prefer. They are also very rewarding, and with care and attention can be a beautiful and unique addition to your home garden.

Divide and Conquer Orchids

There are two ways to create new orchid plants: seeding and vegetative propagation. If you’re a gardener who wants to grow her orchid collection, vegetative propagation is the simplest way to expand the garden. How are orchids propagated?

Spring Orchid Growing Guide

Has dreaming about orchids put a spring in your step? It’s a busy season for orchid growers, no matter which variety you love the most. Keep your orchids healthy and happy with this spring checklist for growing orchids.

How to Trick Orchids into Reblooming

With their soft, smooth petals, elegant stems, and rich hues, moth orchids are a favorite among gardeners. They’re easy to grow even if you lack a green thumb, and the blooms last for months. But how can you make your orchid rebloom once it enters dormancy?

5 Quirky Facts about Orchids

Orchids are a diverse range of plants with elegant and intriguing flowers. They’ve been around for centuries, attracting royal admirers, gardeners, and even Victorian orchid hunters. There’s no denying the beauty of orchids. But here are a few of the quirky orchid facts that make us love them even more.