Seasonal Suggestions

Learning to Grow Orchids

Seasonal Suggestions


Beginner Orchid Growers

Spring into Action

Orchids are Awakening and Entering the Prime 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. Read more articles:
Orchids in Spring,Courtney Hackney
Spring Checklist, Courtney Hackney
Beginner Orchid Growers

Hot Humid Summers and the Tropical Storm Season

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. Read more articles:
Summer Orchid Care Across the USA, AOS
Summer in South Florida, Andy Easton What's New
Beginner Orchid Growers

Fall Preparations

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. Read more articles:
Fall Preparations, Courtney Hackney
Temperature Considerations, Courtney Hackney
Fall Preparations, Sue Bottom, SAOS
Beginner Orchid Growers

The Winter Rest Season

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. Read more articles:
Adjust Your Growing for Winter Light Levels, Courtney Hackney
Less Light and Warmth Means Less Watering, Courtney Hackney
Cold Damage to Orchids, Courtney Hackney
Caring for Orchids During Cold Weather, Martin Motes
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