September Orchid Care Calendar

Compiled by Dixie McCulloch, a longtime KOS member who joined in 1988. Temperature Range (˚F) Days Nights Cool house 59-65 54-55 Intermediate house 70-73 59-69 Warm house up to 79 70 or more   Climatic changes are more predominate this month. Temperatures can drop sharply, so be sure to check your heaters. It is this…

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August Orchid Care Calendar

Compiled by Dixie McCulloch, a longtime KOS member who joined in 1988. Temperature Range (˚F) Days Nights Cool house 61-90 55-61 Intermediate house 70-81 60-70 Warm house up to 90 70-75   As long as the temperature is high, water should be supplied freely. As the annual growths mature, reduce watering gradually so plants can…

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July Orchid Care Calendar

Temperature Range (˚F) Days Nights Cool house 61 55-61 Intermediate house 70-81 60-70 Warm house up to 90 70-75 Most of your plants will have almost matured their new growths by the end of this month. Care should be taken in watering to assure even distribution of moisture. Maintain good humidity to prevent dehydration of…

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June Orchid Care Calendar

Temperature Range (˚F) Days Nights Cool house 61-65 55-61 Intermediate house 70-81 60-70 Warm house up to 90 70-75 In June plant growth is at its maximum. All repotting should be stopped except for summer-flowering Cattleyas. These can be repotted as soon as flowering is completed. There can be exceptions to this if necessary; plants…

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May Orchid Care Calendar

Compiled by Dixie McCulloch, a longtime KOS member who joined in 1988. Temperature Range (˚F) Days Nights Cool house 61-65 55-61 Intermediate house 70-81 60-70 Warm house up to 90 70-75 With the higher outside temperatures the temperature inside will increase greatly. This means you will need good air movement in the greenhouse to keep…

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April Orchid Calendar

Compiled by Dixie McCulloch, a longtime KOS member who joined in 1988. Temperature Range (˚F) Days Nights Cool house 55-65 50-54 or lower Intermediate house 65-70 61-65 Warm house 70-73 70 The main vegetative growth begins in March. New growth is controlled by increased moisture and humidity, increased temperature, and longer daylight hours. From now […]

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March Orchid Calendar

Compiled by Dixie McCulloch, a longtime KOS member who joined in 1988. Temperature Range (˚F) Days Nights Cool house 55-65 50-54 or lower Intermediate house 65-70 61-65 Warm house 70-73 70 The main vegetative growth begins in March. New growth is controlled by increased moisture and humidity, increased temperature, and longer daylight hours. From now…

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