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    Do you have names for these/ They are very pretty. The last is a phaelenopsis. The culture depends greatly upon your environment, where do you live?

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    First photo is a Cattleya alliance plant. Provide bright filtered sunlight, coarse, open growing medium (similar to what your Phalaenopsis are growing in), water when the growing medium has dried somewhat between watering.

    The middle two are Dendrobiums, but they are "Phalaenopsis-type" Dendrobiums because the flowers resemble Phalaenopsis flowers. I don't grow these, but others here can probably give suggestions.

    The last one is a Phalaenopsis hybrid (BTW, I think all of these plants are hybrids; the last three certainly are). Less light than the Cattleya-alliance plant (moderate to indirect light), but culture is otherwise similar. This is a true Phalaenopsis, not a Phalaenopsis-type dendrobium.

    I would feed the plants weekly with any balanced orchid fertilizer, half the recommended strength, when they are actively growing. Dissolve a teaspoon of gypsum, teaspoon of Epsom salts to a gallon of water, add some of that to your water every week or two (provides Ca, Mg, and S).

    Having said all this, the culture you are providing seems to be good for all of the plants, so I would not change too much! Not sure where you live, but the plants obviously are loving your tropical environment!

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    I concur with Catt Manda. Your plants look healthy enough.

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    Please can anyone help me the names of these orchids? I have started repotting these and i need care tips too.

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    The first looks like an Cncidium/Miltoniopsis hybrid; the second, a cattleya ; the third an Aranda/Mokara; the last a hard-cane 'intermediate' Dendrobium. Sorry I can only give the generic names

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    Do you have names for these/ They are very pretty. The last is a phaelenopsis. The culture depends greatly upon your environment, where do you live?
    Not for all yet. Am living in Ghana, Accra now.

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    That is great direction for me.

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    That is great direction for me.

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    Akwamba Ebenezer...Accra is ..lovely place...Highly humid climate would be suitable to grow vandas. I was in Accra in the beginning of the the year (east legon) but did not notice any orchids in any of the houses..do you have a good orchid collection/community in accra?.

    welcome and Iam sure you will benefit from this forum.

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    Hi I live in Accra and just started collecting but I think orchid collection and growing is really picking up.
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