Spathoglottis

Common name for Spathoglottis is “Ground Orchids” even though there are several
other genera that can be planted directly in the ground as landscape plants. These orchids are terrestrials found in the tropics of Asia. Flowering should occur throughout the year on the most modern hybrids / clones since they were bred for more compact foliage and larger more colorful flowers.

spa-white

Spathoglottis-White

spa-yellow20hybrid

Spa-yellow hybrid

spa-plicata

spa-plicata

Watering

Spathoglottis require good drainage in the media, so after a thorough watering allow the media to dry on top but you do not want the container to dry out altogether. Do not allow to sit in water.
Temperature

Spathoglottis are generally “warm” growing plants liking temperatures up to the high 30 ̊ C and they can tolerate temperatures down into the upper 15 ̊ C.
Potting media 

The plants are very forgiving as to the potting media. The mix should very free draining but holds more moisture than regular media for epiphytic orchids. Do not
bury the pseudobulbs.

Blooming

Blooms typically are produced when the pseudobulbs mature.

More

http://houseplants.about.com/od/Plant-Profiles-May-2014/fl/SpathoglottismdashGrowing-Spathoglottis-Orchids.htm

http://www.gardenguides.com/83162-care-spathoglottis-plant.html

https://photoplusbyritasim.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/spathoglottis-plicata-ground-orchid-3/

Growing Ground Orchids: How To Care For Spathoglottis Garden Orchids

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Mokara Care

Mokara (Mkra)

mkra-charkuan20orangeMokara.Charkuan orange

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MOKARA.OMYAI ORANGE MUTANT

Mokara (Mkra), Intergeneric hybrids between Arachnis × Ascocentrum × Vanda

Mokara  grow nearly full sun to very bright partial shade and intermediate to warm temperatures.so it like vanda growing condition

If hung the roots must be watered frequently during the growing season.

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Aerides Orchids Care

Aerides (Aer), known commonly as cat’s-tail orchids and fox brush orchids.
Aerides  grow nearly full sun to very bright partial shade and intermediate to warm temperatures. so it like vanda growing condition

If hung the roots must be watered frequently during the growing season.

Aerides rosea

Aerides Rosea

Aerides rosea is a species of orchid. Native to China, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Information

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Aerides_rosea
http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Aerides_rosea

photo
http://www.justtropicals.com/show_species.php?species_id=159

aerides_lawrencea

Aer.Lawrencea

Aerides Lawrencea plants found growing in philippines

information

http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Aerides_lawrenceae

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Rhynchostylis retusa (also called Foxtail Orchid)

Rhynchostylis retusa

Rhynchostylis retusa

The orchid has a bunch consisting of more than 100 pink-spotted white flowers.

In India, the plant is most common in North-East, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.The plant is in the verge of extinction in India. Rhychostylis Retusa is recognized as the state flower of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India as well the Uva Province of Sri Lanka.

Rhynchostylis orchids grow epiphytically in the Asian rainforests on the lower parts of trees, unlike Vanda orchids, which grow on the tops.Rhynchostylis retusa, generally found in Assam in abundance
Care
Rhynchostylis orchids grow in shaded areas so they do not tolerate much direct sunlight unlike Vanda. In fact, they require bright indirect sunlight (something more than for Phalaenopsis but without a direct sun in midday). they are warm to hot growing orchids and don’t tolerate cool temperatures. It is a good idea to grow them bare-rooted without a substrate or in pure large bark in hanging baskets, just like Vanda orchids. They prefer humid air but they can tolerate somewhat dry air. Their roots look like as Vanda ones, but they are actually more tender and fragile, you should water them regularly but allow them to dry between watering, fertilizers should be applied in spring-winter months but not so abundant as for Vanda, because their growth rate is not so fast as Vanda’s.

Blooming

It normally bloom from fall to winter

photos
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Foxtail%20Orchid.html

http://staugorchidsociety.org/gallery63.htm
information

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Rhynchostylis_retusa

http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/230985/?max=8&offset=0&classification=265799&taxon=44959&view=grid

Rhynchostylis Orchids: Tips On Growing Foxtail Orchid Plants

http://orchids9.blogspot.in/2011/05/rhynchostylis-retusa-orchid-flower.html

http://www.antonechan.com/orchids/info/notes.htm

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Dendrobium Care

Shade

Required 50% shade.
Dendrobium can tolerate full morning sun followed by an afternoon of shade.
Watering

Daily in the morning. which we do in our condition ( kerala, india ) make sure medium is almost dry out between watering. Check the medium with your finger – if you feel moisture do not water.
Fertilizer

When your orchid is blooming, fertilizer is not needed. we using Green care 30:10:10 for small plants ( we used two times in a week) and Green Care – 13:27:27 for big plants. one time in a week.
humidity.

in very hot conditions it good to provide humidity by Humidity tray or some other means.

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fertilizing Orchids

Always buy a high-quality, balanced fertilizer that contains the three major elements (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), plus all the minor nutrients (sulfur, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, boron, copper, zinc, molybdenum, and chlorine).Also recommend a low-urea or urea-free fertilizer because urea is not a truly available source of nitrogen for epiphytic orchids.
1) Water your orchid thoroughly before feeding.

2) Look for fertilizers that contain nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K), plus trace elements like iron (Fe).
3) If you’re growing your orchid on bark, use a fertilizer that’s significantly higher in nitrogen (in a ratio of 30(N)-10(P)-10(K)). The bacteria in the decomposing bark will consume a lot of nitrogen.

4) Use fertilizer with a higher nitrogen percentage when new shoots are coming out, and fertilizer with more phosphorous and potassium later in the season. orchids and those not planted in bark grow well with even formula fertilizer ratios, such as 20-20-20. A “bloom-booster” type formulation can be used in the autumn that has a higher phosphorus formulation such as 10-30-20.

5) Feed the orchid. In general, once a month is recommended for most fertilizers.Do not overfeed orchids––this can damage them. Synthetic fertilizers contain mineral salts, such as potassium, calcium and others. Over time, these salts build up in your pot and potting medium and can seriously harm the plant. Additionally, overfed orchids often grow too quickly, making them weak and susceptible to disease. Finally, many kinds of orchids actually bloom worse if they’re overfed. Find the fine line and stick with it.
6)Greencare 13-27-27 Is a good fertilizer for orchid. All primary, secondary and micro nutrients in one pack. Being water soluable directly reaches the plant eliminating any nutrient wastage.Enhances resistance to fungus attack.Non-toxic, safe, and eco friendly.Compatible with most commonly used pesticude and fungicide.

Direction for use – Dissolve one teaspoon full (5 gms.) Greencare in 10 liters of water (0.05% solution) for infant plants and one teaspoon full Greencare in 5 liters of water (0.1% solution) for mature plants.
7)Feed during the growing season. Many orchids—dendrobiums, for example—go into dormancy over the winter months. Others, such as cattleya, slow way down in their growth. There is little purpose in feeding a dormant plant. Start fertilizing again once the plant shows signs of fresh growth in the spring.

8) There are specialized bloom-boosters that offer slightly different nutrient balances or micronutrients designed to enhance orchid flowering.There’s little benefit to these products. First, most home orchid collections carry multiple genera that flower at different times of the year. Second, different genera have different flowering requirements. When you get down to it, a high-quality, well-balanced fertilizer is just as effective at producing blooms as a booster, and it will benefit all your plants, not just the bloomers.

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