Basic Orchid Glossary

Basics of Orchid Names

Beginner Newsletters

Frequently Asked Questions

Now That I Have This Plant, What Do I Do With It?

This section is for the Orchid Beginner.  At left are some of the more frequently asked questions, and the answers.  If your question is not addressed here please look at Orchid Resources for more topics or email us with your question at If you are anxious to get going with orchids, check our quickstart guide to orchid culture, ORCHIDS 101. This article will give you an understanding of what is required for growing these marvelous plants! Refer to our culture sheets through the main menu for detailed information on growing specific types of orchids. Read our past Beginners' Newsletters in the ARCHIVE HERE - they are full of great information!

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