Orchid Articles

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 ORCHID CARE:

CULTURE CORNER – Some growing tips

GROWING ORCHIDS by Angela van Rooyen

ORCHID PESTS AND DISEASES  by Shane Burns

ORCHID PESTS AND DISEASES (pdf download) -Sue Bottom, St Augustine Orchid Society

ORCHIDS 4 DUMMIES by Linet Hamman

TREES FULL OF ORCHIDS by Linet Hamman

 

 CULTURE NOTES FROM the American Orchid Council:

A big thanks to the American Orchid Society for giving their permission to post the following easy-to-follow growing information for specific  genera/conditions. Visit their website http://www.aos.org for additional information like pests and diseases, greenhouses, photo grids and  many more.

Keep in mind that they are Norhtern hemisphere (seasons are different) and that the temperatures must be converted to Celcius.

Printable Culture Sheets (PDF)


Culture Notes AOS Cattleya

Culture Notes Cymbidium

Culture Notes AOS Dendrobium

Culture Notes AOS Lycaste

Culture Notes AOS Masdevallia

Culture Notes AOS Miltoniopsis

Culture Notes AOS Odontoglossum

Culture Notes AOS Oncidium

Culture Notes AOS Paphiopedilum

Culture Notes AOS Phalaenopsis

 Culture Notes AOS Stanhopea

Culture Notes AOS Vanda

Growing Orchids in Your Home

Growing Orchids in Your Garden

Watering Know-How

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Refer to Orchids Culture page for more information on growing orchids.

 

 OTHER:

ANGRAECUM SESQUIPEDALE – Some note on the fascinating ‘Start of Bethlehem’ or ‘Darwin’s Orchid’

BROMELIADS and TILLANDSIA – A very informative article on the different Bromeliaceae as well as growing tips.

BUTTERFLY, DISA RESEARCH ON TABLE MOUNTAIN – Ethan Newman
The fickleness of the mountain pride butterfly to prefer feeding on orange flowers in one area and red ones in another has caused the cluster disa to become something of an adaptable chameleon – all in an effort to fool the  iconic fynbos butterfly into visiting it.

CATTLEYA NITSI’S TRICKS REVISITED part 1 by Linet Hamman

CATTLEYA NITSI’S TRICKS – The legacy continues part 2 by Linet Hamman

COELOGYNE by Sieg Hamman

COMMON NAMES FOR ORCHIDS – From the Canadia Orchid Congress, makes for interesting reading

FRAGRANT ORCHIDS – an excerpt from a book by Steven Frowine (Timberpress)

HOW BEES AND FUNGI MADE ORCHIDS by Dr Anton Pauw

PASSIEBLOM by Hendrik Venter

PROJECT: FRAGRANCE  by Linet Hamman
If you are interested in the wonderful world of orchid fragrance, this is a very informative article with stacks of info to browse through.

VANILLA (The Free Dictionary)

 

 The Bookshelf – Some interesting books to read

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