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Orchid Culture - The Basics

Orchid Growing Basics

Orchid Growing Basics

Orchid Growing Basics
Orchid Growing Basics

What Is an Orchid, Dr. Carl L. Withner, Canadian Orchid Congress (COC)
Orchids and Beginners, Dr. Carl L. Withner, COC
Introduction to Orchid Growing, Martin Motes, Motes Orchids

Beginner's Guide to Orchids, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Bringing Home New Orchids, Sue Bottom, SAOS

What Orchid to Choose, Mike Heinz, SAOS
Orchid Plant Parts and Why They Matter, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Understanding Your Plant Tag, Sue Bottom, SAOS

Orchid Toolbox, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Secrets of a Great Orchid Grower, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Evolution of an Orchid Grower, Sue Bottom, SAOS

Top Ten Signs That Your Orchid is Happy, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Orchid Triage, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Good Orchid Growing, or the Concept of Stress, Dr. Carl L. Withner, COC

Light for Orchids, photo courtesy of AOS
photo courtesy of the AOS

Light, the Key to Successful Blooming, AOS
Principles of Light, Erik Runkle, AOS
Orchids and Light, Bill Gourley, SAOS
Seasonal Changes in Light, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Importance of Light for Good Orchid Growing, Dr. Carl L. Withner, COC

Water and Fertilizer for Orchids
Water and Fertilizer

The How and Why of Water, AOS
Alkaline Well Water and Fertilizer, Sue Bottom, SAOS

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Humidity and Air Movement

The Importance of Fresh Air to Orchids, Sue Bottom, SAOS
The Importance of Humidity and Air Movement, AOS
Humidity and Vapor Pressure Deficit, Sue Bottom, SAOS What's New

Temperatures for Orchids

Cold Tolerance of Orchids, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Temperature Ranges, AOS
Why Do Orchids Need a Drop in Nighttime Temperatures?, Sue Bottom, SAOS

Orchid Roots and Potting Mixes
Roots and Potting Mixes

Orchid Roots, Sue Bottom
Orchid Potting Mixes, Sue Bottom
Orchid Potting Media Reviewed, Stephen Batchelor, AOS
Hints on Potting and Potting Media, Leo Holguin, AOS

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Propagating Orchids Vegetatively
photo courtesy of Keith Davis

More Orchid Information

Flowering of Orchids, Roberto Lopez and Eric Runkle, AOS
Environmental Physiology of Growth and Flowering, Lopez & Runkle, MSU
Propagating Orchids Vegetatively, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Orchid Growth Processes Sue Bottom, SAOS
Apical Dominance and Growth Patterns Sue Bottom, SAOS
Ferns, Weeds and Orchids Do Not Mix, Sue Bottom, SAOS
What is an Orchid Species - Sue Bottom, SAOS
Breeding Improved Species - Selfing and Sib Crosses - Sue Bottom, SAOS

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