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Orchid Culture - Overview of the Basics

Orchid Growing 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
Selecting New Plants, Sue Bottom, SAOS What's New
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
Adaptation to Epiphytic Lifestyle, Sue Bottom, SAOS

Seasonal Tips

Seasonal Tips - Orchid growers are busy year-round. In spring, our orchids are waking up and we're repotting, watering and fertilizing more. In summer, we let them grow and protect them as much as possible from the tropical storms. In fall, we prepare them for the winter rest. These articles about things to do each season are based on keiki club presentations.

Light for Orchids

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
Leaf Reddening, Sue Bottom, SAOS

Water and Fertilizer for Orchids
Water, Water Quality and Fertilizer - An entire page is dedicating to answering one of the most commonly asked questions, how do I water my orchid. Links on evaluating your water quality, selectiing a fertilizer, whether you should use orchid supplements and more.

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

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
Repotting and Potting Mixes - An entire page is dedicating to answering one of the most commonly asked questions, how do I repot my orchid. Links on repotting, potting mixes, selecting a pot for your orchids and more.

Orchid Roots and Potting Mixes
Orchid Culture by Genus - Cultural advice for growing different kinds of the more commonly grown orchids, from angraecums to vandas

Orchid Questions and Answers
Orchid Questions and Answers - Here is a compendium of the questions and answers that have appeared in the newsletter. Email us with any questions you might have and we'll see if we can get you an answer.

Propagating Orchids Vegetatively

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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