1: Orchids Tips - Which Orchid To Purchase for Your Home
2: Special Orchid Pics

Hi Friends,

I hope that this issue of Orchidaceae find you enjoying the fall season. I imagine a lot of you are busy going to sport games that your children are playing. We are also doing that. We have been to some of our daughters college soccer games and they are doing reasonably well this year.

Our oldest daughter recently came back from visiting Africa and speaking at some universities about the disabled and how sports programs can help give them self confidence. She has just finished a chapter in a book to be published during the '08 Olympics about how to develop similar programs.

Our son is busy at his hobby of car racing and building BMW race cars. I'm sure he would like to do it full time but not right now. He is very good at teaching racing techniques as well.

Oh well, on to why we are here. This month I have an article that has been written because of questions that I get. Which orchid should I purchase? As the article relates it is more about where it will be displayed that is important.


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Monthly Orchid Tip

Choosing The Best Orchid For Your Home

You want your orchid to grow well after you purchase it, right? Before you purchase your plant you first need to look at where it will be spending its time. What is it going to like staying in a particular room? And which orchid variety will do best in that area.

In a home there are only a certain number of changes that can be made for an orchid plant, or any plant for that matter. They are:

1. moving your orchid closer or further from the window

2. watering a home orchid more or less frequently

3. varying the room temperature

4. changing the humidity

5. moving closer or further from other plants

6. repotting when needed

Let's take a look at how to survey your home for the best orchid that will grow well.

1. use a light meter or just estimate how much light you have in your home. Also, try it at different times of the day.

2. do you have pets? Do they tend to get into the plants. If so, your orchid may not do well.

3. survey your home, where would you put your orchid? Does your home have mostly shade or full sun? Would you be ok with putting your orchid in a bathroom that gets great humidity or in front of a living room window?

4. How good are you at watering? Do you forget? What about giving fertilizer to your plant?

Now is the time to get the best home orchid that will fit your home environment.

1. you want plenty of pretty flowers and have bright light, Dendrobium is the plant

2. if you have indirect bright light but want plenty of flowers, try a Phalaenopsis orchid

3. a Paph is great when there is little light and you want a compact plant

4. the room is fairly bright light but it does get a bit cold in your house, get an Odonoglossum. 5. in South Florida and get plenty of sun as well as humidity, then a vanda orchid is the one for you. A Brassia also does well in these conditions or in a greenhouse

6. there is medium light, a miltonia will suit this situation on oncidium is best suited for fairly bright areas.

These tips will get you the best home orchid for your house. Orchids are surprisingly very easy to care for and are spectacular when in bloom. In fact, in some of the orchid species the blooms will last up to 4 months.

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Orchid Picture of the Month

This is a great example of a variety of orchids called Paphs or Lady Slippers. Note the waxy like appearance of the flower which is typical.

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