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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. The reason is practical: your success as a grower will be helped a lot by knowing some basic names. Locating information on your plants can depend on correctly recognizing its type. This article will show you some of the most popular orchid genus and their names to help you identify your orchids.

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Monthly Checklist: September and October

Long before there was the internet, monthly checklists of orchid care were a staple of AOS orchid information. These checklists have long been a regular feature in the AOS publications. 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. If you are an AOS member, you also recieve the excellent monthly checklist written by Tom Mirenda, orchid curator at the Smithsonian Institution.

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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.
The structure of an orchid plant is the same as any plant for it has roots, stems, leaves and flowers. But these parts are adapted to its way of life and differ somewhat from familiar plants which you grow in your garden.

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