General Orchid Care
Phalaenopsis : Light low level light shade.
Dendrobium : Moderate light, early morning sun OK.
Oncidium Cattleya, Encyclia, Vanda :
Bright filtered light, morning late afternoon direct sun OK
Filtered Light, under tree, screen porch or window with northern or eastern exposure.
Water: Once a week soak well but do not let set in water tray. If roots are allways wet they will rot and plant wil die. Phals. escpecialy. Dens. Onc, Enc. require heavier watering and feeding though summer. Less during cooler dryer winter.
Vanda and many mounted orchids can be watered daily as there is no medium to retain moisture.
Feed liquid Orchid grow / bloom in every other watering during summer or after new psedubulb, new root growth developes, once a month in winter or right after bloom.
ONC. Enc, Cattleya can also be tight rooted. They do like to get potted up to larger size more so than den.