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Paphiopedilum orchid

 Tips for buying an orchid

Choosing an orchid

To choose an orchid for yourself you must obviously consider what environment you can offer in terms of temperature, light, air movement, watering, feeding, humidity and the growing media. Be assured that many orchids are robust and will tolerate less than the optimal conditions described for them.

The most important thing to meditate on is that you are trying to replicate the plants natural habitat so you must gain knowledge of where the orchid grows in the wild. A general guide to these considerations is described below but remember there always exceptions to any rule. The best place to learn is by joining an orchid society such as ours.

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