CAMP LOT A NOISE TROPICALS
ORCHID SPECIES CULTURAL & PHOTO COMPENDIUM


"Care information on 5596 Orchid Species"


    This 45 page+ cultural compendium is based on our 40+ years of growing, enjoying, observing, reading about, and talking, with other growers, about orchid species. Please realize that this cultural compendium is a guideline. It is not by any means the definitive answers to orchid growing. It is posted here with the hope our experiences may help some another orchid grower enjoy our mutual hobby more. Remember that elements of any cultural program are interrelated, i.e, temperature and light conditions may dictate different watering and fertilizing practices. Most Orchids easily tolerate broad variances from the "norm", if adapted slowly. Good growers observes responses in their plants. always trying to find the best location in the growing space with the best combination of cultural practices.These guidelines should be adapted to your cultural environment, as you are the "expert" on your growing conditions. If the genera below is HIGHLIGHTED , more in depth cultural information is available by pressing the genus name

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Acacallis
Acampe
Acanthephippium
Acineta
Acostaea
Ada
Aerangis
Aeranthes
Aerides (Vanda)
Aerides
Aganisia
Alamania
Amesiella
Ancistrochilus
Ancistrorhynchus
Angraecopsis
Angraecum (Vanda)
Angraecum
Anguloa
Anoectochilus
Ansellia
Arachnis
Arpophyllum
Arundia
Ascocentrum (Vanda)
Ascocentrum
Aspasia (Oncidium)
Aspasia
Barbosella
Barkeria
Bifrenaria
Bletia Orchid Care
Bletilla Orchid Care
Bollea Orchid Care
Bolusiella Orchid Care
Bonatea Orchid Care
Bothriochilus Orchid Care
Brassavola (Cattleya)
Brassavola Orchid Care
Brassia (Oncidium)
Brassia Orchid Care
Broughtonia (Cattleya)
Broughtonia Orchid Care
Bulbophyllum
Bulbophyllum Orchid Care
Cadetia Orchid Care
Calanthe Orchid Care
Calyptrochilum Orchid Care
Capanemia Orchid Care
Catasetums
Catasetum Orchid Care
Cattleyas
Cattleya Orchid Care
Cattleyopsis Orchid Care
Caularthron Orchid Care
Centroglossa Orchid Care
Ceratostylis Orchid Care
Chamaeangis Orchid Care
Chilochista Orchid Care
Chondrorhyncha Orchid Care
Chysis Orchid Care
Cirrhopetalum Orchid Care
Cirrhopetalums
Cischweinfia Orchid Care
Cleisostoma Orchid Care
Clowesia Orchid Care
Cochleanthes Orchid Care
Cochlioda Orchid Care
Coelogyne Orchid Care
Colax Orchid Care
Comparettia Orchid Care
Constantia Orchid Care
Coryanthes (Catasetum)
Coryanthes Orchid Care
Cryptophoranthes Orchid Care
Cryptopus Orchid re
Cuitlauzinia Orchid Care
Cyclopogon Orchid Care
Cycnoches Orchid Care
Cymbidiella Orchid Care
Cymbidium Orchid Care
Cymbiglossum Orchid Care
Cynorkis Orchid Care
Cypripedium (Paphiopedilum)
Cypripedium Orchid Care
Cyrtopodium Orchid Care
Cyrtorchis Orchid Care
Dendrobiums
Dendrobium Orchid Care
Dendrochilum Orchid Care
Dendrophylax Orchid Care
Diacrium Orchid Care
Diaphananthe Orchid Care
Dichaea Orchid Care
Dimerandra Orchid Care
Diothonea Orchid Care
Diploprora Orchid Care
Dipteranthus Orchid Care
Disa Orchid Care
Doritis Orchid Care
Dracula Orchid Care
Dressleria Orchid Care
Dryadella Orchid Care
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Elleanthus Orchid Care
Embreea Orchid Care
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Encyclias (Cattleya)
Epidendrum Orchid Care
Epidendrums (Cattleya)
Epigeneium Orchid Care
Eria Orchid Care
Eriopsis Orchid Care
Erycina Orchid Care
Esmeralda Orchid Care
Euanthe (Vanda)
Euanthe Orchid Care
Eulophia Orchid Care
Eulophiella Orchid Care
Eurychone Orchid Care
Fertilizer Info

Galeandra Orchid Care
Gastrochilus (Vanda)
Gastrochilus Orchid Care
Gomesa (Oncidium)
Gomesa Orchid Care
Gongoras (Catasetum)
Gongora Orchid Care
Goodyera Orchid Care
Grammangis Orchid Care
Grammatophyllum Orchid Care
Graphorkis Orchid Care
Grobya
Habenaria Orchid Care
Haraella Orchid Care
Hartwegia Orchid Care
Helcia Orchid Care
Hexadesmia Orchid Care
Hexisea Orchid Care
Homalopetalum Orchid Care
Houlletia Orchid Care
Huntleya Orchid Care
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I  J  K  L 
Ionopsis Orchid Care
Ipsea Orchid Care
Isabelia Orchid Care
Isochilus Orchid Care
Jumellea Orchid Care
Kalimpongia Orchid Care
Kefersteinia
Kingidium Orchid Care
Koellensteinia Orchid Care
Laelias (Cattleya)
Laelia
Laeliopsis Orchid Care
Lanium Orchid Care
Lankesterella Orchid Care
Leochilus Orchid Care
Lepanthes Orchid Care
Lepanthopsis Orchid Care
Leptotes Orchid Care
Leucohyle Orchid Care
Liparis Orchid Care
Listrostachys Orchid Care
Lockhartia Orchid Care
Ludisia Orchid Care
Lycaste Orchid Care












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Macodes Orchid Care
Macradenia Orchid Care
Masdevalia Orchid Care
Maxalis Orchid Care
Maxillaria (Oncidium)
Maxillaria Orchid Care
Meiracyllium Orchid Care
Mendoncella Orchid Care
Mexicoa Orchid Care
Microcoelia Orchid Care
Miltonia (Oncidium)
Miltonia Orchid Care
Miltoniopsis Orchid Care
Mormodes Orchid Care
Mormolyca Orchid Care
Mystacidium Orchid Care
Nageliella Orchid Care
Neobathiea Orchid Care
Neocogniauxia Orchid Care
Neofinetia (Vanda)
Neofinetia Orchid Care
Neogardneriana Orchid Care
Neolauchea Orchid Care
Neolehmannia Orchid Care
Neomoorea Orchid Care
Nigro Hirsute Dendrobs
Notylia Orchid Care
Octomeria Orchid Care
Odontglossum Orchid Care
Oeceoclades Orchid Care
Oeonia Orchid Care
Oeoniella Orchid Care
Oncidium
Oncidium Orchid Care
Ophrys Orchid Care
Ornithocephalus (Oncidium)
Ornithocephalus Orchid Care
Ornithochilus Orchid Care
Ornithophora Orchid Care
Osmoglossum Orchid Care
Otochilus Orchid Care
Otoglossum Orchid Care
Pabstia Orchid Care
Pachyphyllum Orchid Care
Palumbina Orchid Care
Panisea Orchid Care
Paphiopedilum Orchid Care
Paphiopedilum
Papilionanthe (Vanda)
Pecteilis
Pelatantheria
Pelexia
Peristeria
Pescatorea
Phaius, or 'Nun's Orchids'
Phaius
Dr. Atwood on Phaius
Phalaenopsis
Phalaenopsis
Phragmipedium (Paphiopedilum)
Nancy Volpe's Phrag Culture Sheet
Pholidota Orchid Care
Phragmipedium Orchid Care
Phreatia Orchid Care
Phymatidium Orchid Care
Physan 20 Info
Physosiphon Orchid Care
Pinelia Orchid Care
Plant Names
Platystele Orchid Care
Plectrelminthus (Vanda)
Plectrelminthus Orchid Care
Plectrifolia Orchid Care
Pleione Orchid Care
Pleurothallis Orchid Care
Podangis Orchid Care
Polycycnis Orchid Care
Polyradicion Orchid Care
Polyrrhiza Orchid Care
Polystachya Orchid Care
Ponthieva Orchid Care
Porroglossum Orchid Care
Promenaea Orchid Care
Psychopsis (Oncidium)
Psychopsis Orchid Care
Psygmorchis (Oncidium)
Pterostylis Orchid Care
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R S  T  U 
Rangaeris Orchid Care
Renanthera (Vanda)
Renanthera Orchid Care
Repotting Catts
Restrepia Orchid Care
Rhyncholaelias (Cattleya)
Rhyncholaelia Orchid Care
Rhynchostylis Orchid Care
Robiquetia Orchid Care
Rodriguezia Orchid Care
Rodriguezia (Oncidium)
Rodrigueziella Orchid Care
Rodrigueziopsis Orchid Care
Rossioglossum Orchid Care
Rudolfiella Orchid Care
Saccolabium (Vanda)
Saccolabium Orchid Care
Sarcanthus (Vanda)
Sarcanathus Orchid Care
Sarcochilus Orchid Care
Sarcoglottis Orchid Care
Scaphosepalum Orchid Care
Scaphyglottis Orchid Care
Schoenorchis Orchid Care
Schomburgkias (Cattleya)
Schomburgkia Orchid Care
Scuticaria Orchid Care
Selenipedium (Paphiopedilum)
Selenipedium Orchid Care
Sigmatostalix Orchid Care
Sobennikoffia Orchid Care
Sobralia Orchid Care
Solenidium Orchid Care
Sophronitella Orchid Care
Sophronitis Orchid Care
Spathoglottis Orchid Care
Sphyrarhynchus Orchid Care
Sphyrastylis Orchid Care
Stanhopeas (Catasetum)
Stanhopea Orchid Care
Stelis Orchid Care
Stenia Orchid Care
Stenocoryne Orchid Care
Stenoglottis Orchid Care
Stenorrhynchus Orchid Care
Symphyglossum Orchid Care
Taenia Orchid Care
Telipogon Orchid Care
Theodorea Orchid Care
Thrixspermum Orchid Care
Thunia Orchid Care
Thysanoglossa Orchid Care
Trichocentrum Orchid Care
Trichoceros Orchid Care
Trichoglottis (Vanda) Trichoglottis Orchid Care
Trichopilia Orchid Care
Trichosalpinx Orchid Care
Tolumnia (Oncidum)< /a>
Tridactyle Orchid Care
Trigonidium Orchid Care
Trisetella Orchid Care
 
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Vandopsis (Vanda)
Vandopsis Orchid Care
Vanda
Vanda Orchid Care
Vanilla
Vanilla Orchid Care
Warmingia Orchid Care Xylobium Orchid Care  
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Zygopetalum (Oncidium)
Zygopetalum Orchid Care
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CULTURAL LEGEND

Temperature Range

C - Cool - 50-60° F nighttime , 70-75 ° F daytime
I - Intermediate - 55-65 ° nighttime, 75-80 ° F daytime
W - Warm - 60-70 ° nighttime, 80-90 ° F daytime

Water

H - Heavy - Never allow to dry out, always slightly moist
M- Normal - Allow to dry before next watering
L - Lite - Allow to dry well before next watering

Food

H- Heavy Feeder - 1 teaspoon per gallon, every two weeks, during growth cycle.
M - Medium Feeder- 1/2 teaspoon per gallon, every two weeks, during growth cycle.
L - Lite - 1/4 teaspoon per gallon, every two weeks, during growth cycle.
N  - None  

                                               

    The fertilizer analysis (N-P-K) depends upon the type of medium being used. For coconut chips, and general inorganic medias, we recommend 20-10-20 for routine fertilizing, 6-30-30 for bloom boosting, with 30-10-10 for bark. We recommend no feeding during the non growth cycle or hardening off period. The above recommendations are for water soluble non urea based fertilizers. For urea based fertilizers double the amount, as 50% of your Nitrogen is not readily available to the potted or mounted orchids.

Light

VL- Dim - 750 foot candles (90% shade) no direct sun.
L- Low - 1500 foot candles (80% shade
M- Medium - 3000 foot candles- (60% shade), "Bright Shade" able to read a newspaper comfortably
H - High, Morning sun until noon, with light shade after noon
VH - Full, unobstructed sun, all day, unable to read a newspaper because of bright glare

As with all plants, Orchids can stand a higher level of sun, once adapted to the higher level. Adjustments in light levels must be done in steps to avoid burning the plants. Orchid leaves should be lime green, not lemon yellow (too much sun), or cucumber green (too little), to bloom well.

Comments- Cultural Comments

Baskets - Best grown in a wooden or plastic, slatted basket , usually without media
Cool/Dry/Mature to Bloom - Grow cool and dry after new growth matures until blooming.
Cool/Mature - When new growth matures, grow cooler until new growth begins.
Dry/Leaf Fall - Stop water and fertilizer when the leaves begin to fall. Start normal watering and fertilizing when new growth or new roots emerge.
Drier/Leaf Fall - Reduce, but do not stop, water and fertilizer after the leaves fall. Start normal watering and fertilizing when new growth or new roots emerge.
Drier/Mature - When new growth mature, Reduce, but do not stop, water and fertilizer after the leaves fall. Start normal watering and fertilizing when new growth or new roots emerge.
Moist - Keep damp, not wet, at all times. Mist the plant daily if necessary to keep moist.
Pot Only - Plants should be grown in pots for best results.
Rest/Flower, RAF - Needs several weeks of dry rest after flowering
Slab - Grow mounted on a cork or tree fern raft with a moss pad around the roots.
Terrestrial - Prefers a terrestial potting media, such as ProMix® or African Violet Mix.
WB - Use an open wire basket, lined with moss and media

Bloom - Peak Blooming Period for North America

SP - Spring
SU - Summer
FA - Fall
WR - Winter
V - Variable or Sporadically throughout year

Notes - Additional Info, ie: synonyms, authors, habitat, etc.


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