Little Treats on Orchideria
Every once in a while as I’m writing an article, I add a free PDF download to enhance your orchid learning. These are anywhere from 1 page documents up to a 14 page guide. They all can be downloaded for free.
As I was thinking about how to better your experience here at Orchideria, I’ve decided to create this “menu” page of free and paid guides. The first part is free, the second are items that I’ve made that are not free. Since I am a one-person show, I would appreciate if you checked out both categories. 🙂
If you’d like to buy me a cup of coffee, I also appreciate it. You can see how on this page. Also be sure to check out my YouTube channel, since every blue moon I decide to do a give-away there. The last give away I did was to launch my book Orchid Journey.
The next give away should either be the Orchid Journey NOTEBOOK or the beta version of the excel spreadsheet. Whatever gets done sooner, I’ll do a give away through YouTube!
FREE ITEMS ON ORCHIDERIA
1. Printable Orchid Glossary
This PDF file contains all the main terms and most common terminology that you’ll use when caring for your orchids. is downloadable.
Definitions, terminology, specifications, wording, and proper characterizations are all a part of orchid anatomy and terminology. Knowing and understanding how an orchid is structured will better help a person care for their orchid.
The file can be found at the bottom of the page about Orchid Anatomy and Terminology.
2. Fertilization Guide
Everything you wanted to know about fertilizing orchids in a simple, straightforward guide. With so many brand names, it’s hard to choose which fertilizer is the best. In this guide, we’ll show you how to select a top quality fertilizer that is available in your area.
Each orchid has a period of growth, flower production, stem development, and some even have dormancy periods. Learn how to use special fertilizers for each cycle. Clear signs of what to look for and how to know if your orchid is getting too much or not enough of each macro and micro mineral, along with easy to follow advice.
You can get your fertilization guide on this page, which has more explanations about it.
3. Orchid Temperatures
Print out this template to keep track of all the right temperatures your orchid needs to grow. You can find this template on this page about Orchid Temperatures.
Just a quick reminder… There are three distinct categories for temperatures: cool, intermediate, and warm-growing orchids.
Cool orchids tolerate temperature of 50ºF (10ºC) during winter. During the summer, the maximum should be 75ºF (24ºF).
Intermediate orchids prefer 55º to 86ºF (13º to 30º C).
Warm growing orchids range from 64º to 90º F (18º to 32º C.)
3. Excel Spreadsheet
On this excel spreadsheet, you can keep track off all your orchids, their names, dates you repoted and where you bought them.
I’m so excited for this because I’ve been working on it for more than 6 months. Now that it’s done and launched, I am so happy! I can’t wait to give this to you! Click here to go to the instruction page to download it.
Other Items on Orchideria (Not Exactly Free)
Since I can’t keep providing information for free (because none of this is cheap and orchids, for some unfathomable reason, are so expensive) I have to sell some of my work. If you’d like to buy me a cup of coffee or make another type of donation, please check out this page.
I’d appreciate if you could take a look at these below and see if they would be items that you might enjoy having. These items are a way of supporting this website and guaranteeing that I’ll be able to keep creating content. Thank you!
1. Orchid Journey (Book)
In this journal, you can write down observations about each orchid (up to 5 orchids for each genus: Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, Cattleya, Cymbidium, and Miltoniopsis) and track the progress of each. With space to track 25 orchids (and 5 bonus ones), you can keep a detailed journal of what is important for you. By clicking here, you’ll leave my page and go to Amazon. If you’re not sure, you can click here, you’ll be redirected to a page on this website where you can learn more about this journal.
2. Orchid Journey (NoteBook)
I’ve listened to your requests and have made some improvements on the book above. It resulted in a whole new book which you can see here! YAY!!!
In this notebook, you can write down observations for up to 100 orchids, not limited to genus. This notebook is used to accompany Orchid Journey (above) and is only the notes. There are no care guides listed in this one.
That’s why it’s more affordable. 🙂
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