I got my very first orchid today. It's a Haraella retrocalla. It's very tiny and cute. It even had a little flower on it. Does anyone have any tips for caring for orchids?
Also, I noticed that it had a mealy bug on it when I was unpacking it. I killed the mealy bug, but I know I need to do something about that white fuzzy stuff in case there are eggs. What should I do about it? Can I just wipe the fuzz with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol? Could I just try to clean it off, or do I really need to go get and insecticide?
My very first orchid seemed to have brought my very first mealy bug along as a gift.