Orchids Grown
at Coucals
 
Hard cane Dendrobium Orchid
Phalaenopsis
Orchid
Angraecum
Dendrobium Hard Cane
Dendrobium  Soft Cane
Dendrobium Native
Cymbidium
Zygopetalum
Vandas
Phalaenopsis
Cattleyas
Oncidium
Australian Species
Miltonia
Lycaste
Epidendrums
Stanhopea
Thunia

Paphiopedilum
above
Dendrobium Thyrsiflorum
A Thailand orchid
below a Cattleya orchid
ORCHID GROWING HINTS
SOFTCANE DENDROBIUMS
Grow in small hanging pots which can be hung in
Trees.  Early morning sun.  Medium coarse orchid bark.  Very little water in winter.  They flower in Spring on old canes.
NATIVE DENDROBIUMS
Grow in small hanging pots or on hardwood slabs.  They need filtered  light where flowers can open in the sun with foliage in the shade.  Flowers come  mostly in spring.  Plenty of water in Summer, drier in Winter. 
ZYGOPETALUMS
Grow in medium bark with peanut shells or leaf mulch added in large pots to accommodate roots.  Full morning sun.  Water well in summer and drier in Winter. 
Can flower most times of the year but mostly in winter.  Needs good light but very little direct sun
CYMBIDIUMS
Grow in medium bark with peanut shells or leaf mulch added in large pots to accommodate roots.  Full morning sun.  Water well in summer and drier in Winter.  Flower spikes are initiated during Jan/Feb with cool nights so give plenty of air movement. Flowers appear in spring.
VANDAS
Large pots to accommodate large root system.  Full morning sun and constant watering in Summer, drier in Winter.  If medium is used, must be large pieces of cork or bark as their roots are adventurous.
They can flower all during the year.
CATTLEYAS
Hanging pots just large enough to accommodate root system.  Medium to large bark.  Good filtered light.  Flowers either in spring or autumn.  Water well in summer, drier in winter. 
 
Dendrobium speciosum Orchid
Stanhopea Orchid