Orchid Troubles? The Doctor is In!

Orchid Troubles? The Doctor is In!

Susie Nadler
Oct 21, 2009
Dracula vampira orchid at the Conservatory of Flowers, just in time for halloween!

I love to decorate with orchids, but to say that I love to "grow" them might be a stretch. Truthfully, I haven't had much luck in the past getting my orchids to bloom again after one cycle is finished. But I've just learned about a new service from the San Francisco Orchid Society, whose "Orchid Doctor" is now answering questions online...

Ailing Dendrobium? Fungus-ridden Phalaenopsis? Check out the Orchid Doctor's page, where he answers questions about orchid care. You might find another orchid enthusiast with a similar problem, and if not, you can write in with specifics and get your own answer.

The Orchid Society also offers Orchid Care Sheets to help you navigate the basic maintenance of your plants. These include "Orchid Basics," for the true beginner, as well as a monthly checklist for care of your orchids all year round. Their helpful listings divide orchid species into "beginner" and "intermediate" to help with your shopping as well.

Visit the San Francisco Orchid Society to learn more about the Orchid Doctor.

(Images: Joseph Auletta for the Conservatory of Flowers; Flickr member geishaboy500, licensed under Creative Commons)

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