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 ORCHID CARE:

 CULTURE CORNER - Some growing tips

 GARDEN & HOME article - Collecting rare and exotic orchids with Sieg Hamman

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

 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 - Facts (The Free Dictionary)
 VANILLA - Fun Facts  
 VANILLA - Vanilla Facts (Servolux)



 FROM the South African Orchid Council
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SAOC: Cultural Notes
SAOC: Orchid Books for sale
SAOC: CD's for sale
South African Orchid Species (SAOC)
SAOC Society Map

 The Bookshelf - Some interesting books to read

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 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