Reed-Stem Epidendrums

These colorful orchids brighten the landscape and the greenhouse. By Andy Phillips and Cynthia Hill Reprinted from the September 1998 issue of Orchids — The magazine of the American Orchid Society With their vivid long-lasting flowers, vigorous growth and...

Culture of Varicosum Oncidiums

Definitions – Varicosum, Strapleaf, Dancing Ladies Generally known as the Dancing Lady Orchid, the varicosum or Strap-Leaf Oncidiums are all derived from species that have similarly shaped flowers, inflorescences and leaves. The plants have small to large bulbs...

Stives Orchid Fair 2012 Results

Class   Description Grower Disp. No     Grand Champion Orchid of the Show     GC   Paph Shun Fa ‘Golden Sovereign’ G & J Fulcher 8     Reserve Champion Orchid of the Show     RC   Masdevallia King of Kings x Copper Queen No2 Ray Olstan 11     Champion...

Zygopetalum Culture

Zygopetalum have been successfully grown for more than 100 years. This popularity has been based on their spectacular flowers plus their ease of cultivation. It is the latter trait that makes them fine candidates for the beginning and advanced orchid grower alike. Few...

Watering your Orchids

by Alan Kerruish How often should I water? This question would with out doubt be the most asked question by the new or novice grower. The easy answer is of course water your plants only when they need it, but how does one go about determining when they need it? Plants...