Hi to all!
Since many people grow orchids as well as CPs, lithops, bamboo and staghorns, here is a place where you can discuss orchid growing too. :biggrin:
Orchids are just one of the many plants I grow. I don't have an extensive collection (space and money limits), but I love what I do have. For anyone interested in trying orchids, many species aren't as tricky as people think they are. I have no special set-up for them and have many reliable bloomers. And once they bloom, the flowers can last for many weeks.
Dendrobiums are readily available and pretty easy to grow. An east window (or equivalent light) and good watering, a little fertilizer now and then, and you're good to go! Phalenopsis are pretty easy too.
I have a large dendrobium (in bloom!), several miniature dens, a Phalenopsis (in bloom!), four paphiopedilums (the "Lady Slipper" orchid...one just opened its bloom!), a brassavola nodosa, a brassia, a Colminara 'Wildcat' (in bloom!), an Encylcia (in spike) and one unidentified.
Any other orchid growers who'd like to share about their collections?