Fair Orchids

There are no universal instructions for orchid care.  Many plants will thrive under varying conditions, but cultural requirements vary considerably between plastic pot, clay pot and mounted on a cork slab.  In the attachments on this page, I have added my notes to those of the AOS (American Orchid Society) culture sheets.  

NOTE:   My notes are based on growing in Essex & Hunterdon counties in NJ.  

    • In coastal NJ you can take the plants outside earlier
    • In PA & upstate NY somewhat later.

AOS culture sheets, which are somewhat generic as they apply to the entire US.

cattleya.pdf cattleya.pdf
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cymbidium.pdf cymbidium.pdf
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paphiopedilum.pdf paphiopedilum.pdf
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vanda.pdf vanda.pdf
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My culture notes, which outline how I grow these plants, & my recommendations for hobby growers.  Also a simple guide to taxonomy & name changes.

FO, Taxonomy & Name Changes.pdf FO, Taxonomy & Name Changes.pdf
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FO, Plant Size definitions.pdf FO, Plant Size definitions.pdf
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FO, Light & Temperature.pdf FO, Light & Temperature.pdf
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FO, Growing Cymbidium.pdf FO, Growing Cymbidium.pdf
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FO, Growing Paphs & Phrags.pdf FO, Growing Paphs & Phrags.pdf
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FO The Slipper Grid 2016.pdf FO The Slipper Grid 2016.pdf
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FO, Growing Vandas.pdf FO, Growing Vandas.pdf
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Information on potting materials, and how & when to repot various types of orchids.

FO, Potting Materials for Orchids, rev 1.pdf FO, Potting Materials for Orchids, rev 1.pdf
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FO, To Divide or Not to Divide.pdf FO, To Divide or Not to Divide.pdf
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FO, How to Mount Orchids.pdf FO, How to Mount Orchids.pdf
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FO, Repotting Cattleyas.pdf FO, Repotting Cattleyas.pdf
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FO, Repotting Cymbidiums.pdf FO, Repotting Cymbidiums.pdf
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FO, Repotting Paphs & Phrags.pdf FO, Repotting Paphs & Phrags.pdf
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FO, Repotting Phalaenopsis.pdf FO, Repotting Phalaenopsis.pdf
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FO Repotting Vandas.pdf FO Repotting Vandas.pdf
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