Orchid Culture - Seasonal Suggestions

 
Seasonal Changes

Seasonal Changes

Some articles about how seasonal changes affect the growth of your orchids.
Watering Orchids During Each Season,Sue Bottom
Seasonal Changes in Light, Sue Bottom
 
 
Spring into Action, Orchids Entering Prime Growing Season

Spring
Orchids are Awakening and Entering the Growing Season

Some time after mid-march, you'll be able to move your plants to their summer homes increasing light gradually. The annual repotting marathon is beginning, plan which orchids you're going to repot and what potting mix you'll use.
Spring into Action, Sue Bottom
Orchids in Spring, Courtney Hackney
Spring Checklist, Courtney Hackney
 
 
The Hurricane Season, Caring for Your Orchids Before and After a Storm

Summer
Caring for Your Orchids Before and After a Storm

Here are some general summer tips for outdoor orchid growers as well as things to think about when a tropical storm is heading our way.
Summer Growing Tips, Courtney Hackney
Hot Humid Summers & the Tropical Storm Season, Sue Bottom
July in St. Augustine, Sue Bottom What's New
Summer Orchid Care Across the USA, AOS
Summer in South Florida, Andy Easton
 
 
Fall Preparations, Preparing Your Plants and the Protected Area

Fall
Preparing Your Plants and the Protected Area

Get ready for winter before the cold weather arrives. Clean up your plants, remove pesky hitchhikers, reduce watering and fertilizer, and start thinking about where you will over-winter your plants.
Fall Preparations, Sue Bottom
Fall Preparations, Courtney Hackney
Temperature Considerations, Courtney Hackney
Fall Preparations, Mike Heinz
 
 
The Winter Rest Season, Orchid Plant Growth is Slowing

Winter
Orchid Plant Growth is Slowing

Your plants need less water and fertilizer this season, perhaps half as much as during the summer. Protect your phalaenopsis, vandas and phalaenopsis type dendrobiums at 50 to 60F and your other plants at 40 to 50F. Stake your inflorescences for best presentation of the flowers.
The Transition to Winter, Sue Bottom
Winter Relocation, Sue Bottom
The Winter Rest Season, Sue Bottom
Adjust Your Growing for Winter Light Levels, Courtney Hackney
Less Light & Warmth Means Less Watering, Courtney Hackney
Cold Damage to Orchids, Courtney Hackney
Caring for Orchids During Cold Weather, Martin Motes
Cold Tolerance of Orchids, Sue Bottom
Winter Dormant Orchids Requiring a Dry Rest, Sue Bottom