Growing Orchids

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In this episode we chat to top orchid expert Manos Kanellos and delve into why our love affair with houseplant orchids, especially the Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) remains as popular as ever. We discuss the care of growing orchids, the process of getting these plants from the test tube to the plant bench at the Garden Centre and we find out more about the potential pitfalls of growing them. Manos also explains how the successful company Growth Technology has revolutionised the way we nurture, feed and keep our orchids both healthy and happy, plus a sneak peek into a new book, Growing Orchids at Home written by Manos Kanellos and Peter White.


Growing Orchids Show Notes

Our guest, orchid expert Manos Kanellos from Growth Technology.

Orchids mentioned in the podcast

Cymbidium (boat orchid)

Dendrobium nobile hybrids (noble dendrobium)

Ophrys apifera (hardy bee orchids)

Phalaenopsis (moth orchid)

Paphiopedilum (slipper orchid)

Vanda (blue orchid)

Growth Technology products mentioned

Orchid Myst

Orchid Focus Repotting Mix

Orchid focus Bloom (high potash), Grow (high nitrogen) and Ultra (growth enhancer) (available in store)

Orchid pots (clear transparent pots with air cone and plenty of drainage

Manos Kanellos and Peter White’s book, Growing Orchids at Home: The beginner’s guide to orchid care. Published by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (available in store)

Growth Technology’s Charity: Action Aid

Contact Manos with your orchid queries


Music by Chiltern Music Therapy



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