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For over 80 years, the American Orchid Society has been dedicated to providing fellow orchid growers with the most comprehensive orchid information on the planet, and continues to be a leading supporter of orchid research and conservation worldwide.

Popular Orchid Care Articles

Wherever you are along your orchid-growing journey, youíre sure to find a few great orchid care articles on the AOS website.

Discover how to grow orchids, water orchids properly and how to repot orchids without damaging the roots.

Learn all about phalaenopsis care or growing dendrobiums, and numerous other popular orchid species and hybrids like cymbidiums, vanda orchids, paphiopedilums and on and on.
You will also find valuable articles covering both prevention and remedies for orchid pests and orchid diseases.

If you are an American Orchid Society member, you have considerably more resources at your disposal making growing orchids even more enjoyable and successful.

 

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All AOS members receive a complimentary subscription to ORCHIDS magazine. If you aren't already a member, you can still download a free issue of ORCHIDS magazine right now.

Each issue of ORCHIDS magazine is packed with photos of award-winning orchids, interesting articles, how-to advice and so much more.

All AOS members also have access to the digital archive for instant viewing of all issues since January 2013. If you aren't an AOS member yet, join today and get instant access to the digital archive.

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Join the global community of orchid-growers on AOS’ one-of-a-kind webinars where the world’s top orchid experts share the latest in orchid research and valuable information on caring for your orchids.

Introduction: Orchids and Their Culture is one of the most watched webinars and the perfect place to start to learn the fundamentals of growing orchids

Could you benefit from expert guidance on caring for Phalaenopsis? See the popular webinar: Growing Phalaenopsis

As an AOS member, you get exclusive access to popular members-only webinars including Orchids: Pests and Their Management, Orchid Nutrition, and many more - all including Q&A chats ready for you to watch right now.

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Orchid Articles

Identify Your Orchid

Before you can determine how to care for your orchid, you must first be able to identify what kind of orchid you have. This article will show you some of the most popular orchid genus and their names to help you identify your orchids.

Monthly Checklist: September and October

Because plant growth and flowering is in tune with the changing seasons, these monthly checklists will remind you of what needs to be done when in your orchid collection throughout the year.

Basic Orchid Growth Habits

Understanding where and how orchids grow will help you better understand how to grow them. This article looks at the growth habits of orchids.

Monthly Checklist: July and August

Because plant growth and flowering is in tune with the changing seasons, these monthly checklists will remind you of what needs to be done when in your orchid collection throughout the year.

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