CULTURE SHEET ON THE ANNUAL RELEASE OF ORCHIDS
Covered with a veil and excluding watering, it lasts practically all year round. Provide cool shelter if temperatures are above -5 degrees.
Concerns the vast majority of plants in garden centres.
DENDROBIUMS TYPE NOBILE you can leave them outside up to 5° so around March if the temperatures allow it.
Dendrobiums berry oda are resistant to 2°
For the vandas, there are those that are blue in color that can withstand 5 degrees so that can be taken out after the ice saints, they will enjoy staying out longer than the colored ones.
FOR THE OTHER VANDA we take them out at the end of May at the beginning of June and we bring them in between the end of September and the beginning of October.
A temperature between 18°C and 27°C is favorable for Vanda orchids.
They tolerate relatively low temperatures (10-13°C) but then they interrupt their development.
(If the temperatures drop below 14° then we bring them in so that they continue their development)
MID APRIL after the last Ice Saints we can take out Zygopetalums, Nelly Isler, Maxilarias, Miltoniopsis and Vanda in blue color
We take out the Dendrobiums of the phalaenopsis type, the Brassias, Cattleyas, Oncidiums, Miltonias, Cambria and the Epidendrums.
END OF MAY EARLY JUNE
Paphiopedilums, colored Vanda (other than blue)
WHEN DO WE TAKE THEM IN?
Orchids that cannot stand the heat come in and are placed in the coolest possible rooms in your home. So we bring in the Nelly Isler and the Miltoniopsis.
We include Dendrobiums Phalaenopsis, Epidendrums, Paphiopedilums, Cattleyas, Brassias, Cambrias, and Oncidium.
END OF OCTOBER
Before the first frosts, bring in the Nelly Isler, Dendrobiums nobile, Miltoniopsis and Zygopetalums.
PEOPLE FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
Which are in regions where the winters are mild and there is no frost you can grow Zygopetalums, Maxilaria Dendrobiums nobile, and Cymbidiums all year round outdoors.
If you have a garden, it is best to place your Orchids in the north or east of the house because they will have good sunlight in the morning but your Orchids will be in the shade and cool during the day.
You can also place them in a greenhouse (if you have one) with a tarp
completely transparent that does not hide the light.
If you can put them only in the south or southwest then it will absolutely be necessary to place them under a tarpaulin which filters the light otherwise the Orchids will burn.
For those who have a balcony, it will be necessary to take the same precautions depending on the exposure of the balcony.
In spring and autumn, if you are still afraid of frosts, you can keep your shelves with a tarpaulin closed at night as you open during the day.
The heat which gradually increases is well tolerated by most Orchids but not for Orchids in cold greenhouses such as Miltoniopsis and Nelly Isler it would be better to put them indoors and seek the coolest room to get them through this complicated period as well as possible. for them.
It is absolutely necessary to place your Orchids under a tarpaulin, the soil of your garden releases humidity which can be retained by the tarpaulin, which is why this type of tarpaulined shelf is strongly recommended for the annual outings of the Orchids.
Your orchids may receive rain but be careful in case of hail.
When you take your Orchids outside, it's often in good weather so make sure you water more often because the substrate will dry out faster.
In the garden there is also life (insects)
It will therefore be necessary to pay attention to snails and other harmful insects for your Orchids
Thank to Mélissa L.