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.

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.

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.

The Longevity of Orchiata

New Zealand Pinus radiata is a hard and stable bark compared to other pine species; however, it needs to be processed from its raw state. Our unique natural process creates a high quality, stable, long lasting, toxin free, consistent growing substrate available in different sizes for your specific growing needs.

Sharing Your Passion for Orchids With Your Children

Do you have a passion for planting orchids? Chances are, your kids will to! Planting orchids is a fantastic lesson in responsibility (it's definitely less of a step than getting a dog), and they might even develop a love for gardening.

Repotting Orchids

Orchids are some of the most beautiful flowers known, and keeping them healthy and blooming is the biggest challenge for any grower. One of the best ways to keep orchids vigorous is repotting them in a new soil medium, and the best repotting medium is called Orchiata bark.