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Sue Bottom Orchid Articles


Sue Bottom Orchid Growing Articles

General Information

Beginner's Guide to Orchids - Oct 09
Bringing Home New Orchids - Dec 12
Orchid Plant Parts and Why They Matter - Sep 13
Vegetative Propagation of Orchids - Jul 13
Understanding Your Plant Tag - Sep 14
Orchid Toolbox - Apr 15
Secrets of a Great Orchid Grower - May 15
Evolution of an Orchid Grower - Dec 15
Top Ten Signs That Your Orchid is Happy - Jan 16
Orchid Triage - Jun 16
Gifts for the Orchid Lover - Dec 16
Words of Wisdom - Feb 17
Apical Dominance and Growth Patterns - Jun 17
Sue Bottom Orchid Growing Articles

Watering, Water Quality and Fertilizer

Watering Orchids During Each Season - Sep 12
Choose Fertilizer Based on Your Water Quality - Jan 12, Nov 16
Orchid Supplement... or Snake Oil? - Nov 12
Calcium and Magnesium - Aug 14
Orchid Myths - Foliar Feeding, An Evening with Alan Koch - Mar 15
Orchid Myths - Urea, An Evening with Alan Koch - Aug 15
Purely Organic Fertilizer - Sep 15
Calcium Deficiency in Cattleyas - Mar 17
Citric Acid for High Alkalinity Waters - Apr 17
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Repotting and Potting Mixes

Repotting Orchids - Feb 11
Orchid Potting Mixes - Apr 13
The Mystery of Sphagnum Moss - Jul 15
Orchid Roots - Jun 13
Does My Orchid Have to be Repotted? - May 14
Top Dressing Your Orchids - Apr 16
Orchids Outside the Pot - Oct 16
Repotting Bifoliate Cattleyas - Keith Davis Style - Jun 14
Repotting Hoss Cattleyas - Jun 15
Rebasketing Stanhopeas - Nov 15
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Orchid Pots

Cleaning Clay Pots - Mar 13
Selecting a Pot for Your Orchid - May 13
Potting in Tree Fern Baskets - Apr 14
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Temperature and Air Movement

Why Do Orchids Need a Drop in Nighttime Temperatures? - Mar 14
Cold Tolerance of Orchids - Oct 13
The Importance of Fresh Air to Orchids - Feb 13
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Light

Seasonal Changes in Light - Feb 14
Leaf Reddening - Sign of Stress - Aug 17
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Seasonal Tips

Spring into Action - Feb 10
Getting Ready for the Hurricane Season - Jun 09
Fall Preparations - Oct 11
The Winter Rest Season - Dec 09
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Pests and Diseases


Orchid Pests and Diseases - Oct 09
Orchid Disease Control 1 - Response to Disease Pathogens - Jul 14
Orchid Disease Control 2 - Bacterial and Fungal Infections - Oct 15
Orchid Disease Control 3 - Bactericides and Fungicides - Feb 16

Applying Fertilizers and Chemicals - Nov 16
Fungicides and Bactericides for Orchid Diseases - revised Jul 17
Hydrogen Peroxide - Jul 17

Bacterial Brown Spot - Jun 12
Root Rot Caused by Rhizoctonia - Jan 15
Fusarium in Phalaenopsis - May 16
Leaf Spotting Fungi in Cattleyas - Cercosporoid Fungi - Sep 17 What's New
Virus in Cattleyas - Aug 12

Pesticides for Orchid Pests - Dec 09
Thrips on Orchids - Oct 12

Bud Blast and Flower Blighting - Apr 17
Weeds, Ferns and Orchids Do Not Mix - Jul 12, Jul 16
Edema Blisters on Orchids - Apr 12
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Specific Genera

Catasetums and Their Kin - Mar 16
Cattleyas - Part 1 Cultural Missteps - Aug 16
Cattleyas - What Can Go Wrong, Part 2 Pests and Diseases - Sep 16
Changes in Cattleya Nomenclature - Aug 13
Dendrobiums - Oct 09
Now It's Habenarias - Feb 15
Paphiopedilum Varieties - Jan 14
Growing Phalaenopsis - What Can Go Wrong - Dec 13
Growing Phalaenopsis - What Can Go Wrong - Dec 13
Winter Dormant Orchids Requiring a Dry Rest - Jan 17
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Species and Hybrids

What is an Orchid Species - Oct 14
Breeding Improved Species, Selfings & Sibs - Dec 14
A compendium of Sue Bottom's articles, many of which were originally published in the St. Augustine Orchid Society Newsletter and later in the American Orchid Society Orchids magazine.
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