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Outdoor Epiphytic Orchids for Temperate/Mediterranean Climates

This is a discussion on Outdoor Epiphytic Orchids for Temperate/Mediterranean Climates within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi Everybody, I'm currently compiling a list of epiphytic species orchids that can be grown ...

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    Default Outdoor Epiphytic Orchids for Temperate/Mediterranean Climates

    Hi Everybody,

    I'm currently compiling a list of epiphytic species orchids that can be grown outdoors year around in temperate/mediterranean climates and would be interested to know what epiphytic species orchids people in those types of climates are growing outdoors year around.

    Please try and include your highest average temp and your lowest average temp for your city. For example, for Glendale, CA (my location) the average highest temperature is 86F and the average lowest temperature is 41F (source).

    Here's a list of my 'proven' orchids...

    Dendrobium delicatum
    Dendrobium kingianum
    Dendrobium nobile
    Dendrobium speciosum
    Dendrobium teretifolium
    Epidendrum parkinsonianum
    Laelia albida
    Laelia anceps
    Laelia gouldiana
    Laelia pumila
    Laelia/Schomburgkia superbiens
    Oncidium flexuosum
    Oncidium ornithorhynchum

    Here's a list of my 'testing' orchids...

    Barkeria melanocaulon
    Bifrenaria harrisoniae
    Bulbophyllum ambrosia
    Bulbophyllum congestum aka B. odoratissimum
    Bulbophyllum intersitum
    Coelogyne fimbriata
    Dendrobium densiflorum
    Dendrobium dichaeoides
    Dendrobium falcorostrum
    Dendrobium findlayanum
    Dendrobium gracilicaule
    Dendrobium linguiforme
    Dendrobium pugioniforme
    Dendrobium striolatum
    Dendrobium vonroemeri? (Herpetophytum sect)
    Dinema polybulbon
    Diplocaulobium stelliferum
    Encyclia hanburyi
    Encyclia tampensis
    Epidendrum conopseum
    Epidendrum porpax aka E. peperomia
    Eria reptans
    Laelia autumnalis
    Laelia furfuracea
    Maxillaria sophronitis
    Mediocalcar decoratum
    Mexicoa ghiesbreghtiana
    Pholidota chinensis
    Phymatidium tillandsioides
    Rhyncholaelia digbyana
    Rhynchostele rossii
    Sarcochilus ceciliae
    Sarcochilus hartmannii
    Stanhopea hernandezii

    Here's a list for Sydney, Australia (temperatures occasionally down to 0C and up to 49C)

    So if you live in any of these locations... Southern Australia, New Zealand, Central to Central and Southern Argentina and Chile, Central and Southern US (minus Hawaii and S. Florida), Spain, Italy, Greece, Southern Africa, Central to Northern China, Japan, Korea, Northern India, Nepal, etc. ... I'd love to hear what epiphytic species orchids you are growing year around outdoors.

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    Well... either there aren't too many people from the countries I listed posting in this forum or they aren't growing any epiphytic orchids outdoors year around.

    In any case, the hardest part of growing orchids outdoors is selecting the best orchids. Here's a few websites that offer lists of orchids to grow outdoors. You can just copy and paste the site name into google to get to the site.

    oscov.asn.au/articles/catcold.htm

    rhs.org.uk/Learning/Publications/orchidreview/orchid0304/

    orchidcentral.net

    Incidentally, I would have just hyperlinked the addresses but I'm having difficulty with the moderator not posting my threads. A couple days ago I posted some reviews and ratings on several orchid books and included links to the bookstore I bought them from. The moderator informed me that linking to places that sold anything was forbidden. So I removed the links and included other links to non-profit sites and the post still wasn't approved. From an outsider's perspective these "guilty before proven innocent" restrictions are draconian.

    On another orchid forum whose name I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to mention a member posted a question on cultural information for an orchid I have. So I referred him to Mr. Baker's website where he could buy an in depth culture sheet for the orchid he wanted to know more about. I was fairly certain I wouldn't be able to post a link to that very useful website in these forums because they sell stuff (OH NOES) but I just clicked on a thread in the "Frequently Asked Questions" category that was titled "Dendrobium Culture" thread and noticed that the thread starter included a hyperlink to Mr. Baker's website. What gives? How come that post wasn't removed for containing a link to a website that sells very useful orchid information? Couldn't that link be construed as advertising according to forum policy which I was referred to after including links to a book vendor that also sells very useful orchid information?

    Believe me, I definitely appreciate not having to be hit over the head with advertising. Like, it would be nice if the advertising in these forums was tastefully done instead of having to read Jim's Orchid Supplies in between every response to a post. And trust me, I'm fully aware of the financial burden of running an online community because I run one myself. I'd link you to it to demonstrate non-obnoxious advertising but then that would be considered advertising now wouldn't it.

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    Hi there. Well I live in Melbourne so our temperatures are pretty cool/ temperate and have found that temperatures here in the city seldom fall below 5c and if so only for a small length of time and our maximums as per today go all the way up to 42c with humidity levels down to 24% and at a maximum of 50-60% in summer but that is rather rare to my knowledge.
    I grow all sorts outside here, Stanhopea species, Cymbidium species, Oncidium, Cattleya, Dendrobium, Coelogyne, Epidendrum.
    If you would like a more comprehensive list of species I can compile something for you.
    I have also tried Vandas out here and though they grow ok, I found they flower better in my glasshouse.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by epiphyte View Post
    Well... either there aren't too many people from the countries I listed posting in this forum or they aren't growing any epiphytic orchids outdoors year around.

    In any case, the hardest part of growing orchids outdoors is selecting the best orchids. Here's a few websites that offer lists of orchids to grow outdoors. You can just copy and paste the site name into google to get to the site.

    oscov.asn.au/articles/catcold.htm

    rhs.org.uk/Learning/Publications/orchidreview/orchid0304/

    orchidcentral.net

    Incidentally, I would have just hyperlinked the addresses but I'm having difficulty with the moderator not posting my threads. A couple days ago I posted some reviews and ratings on several orchid books and included links to the bookstore I bought them from. The moderator informed me that linking to places that sold anything was forbidden. So I removed the links and included other links to non-profit sites and the post still wasn't approved. From an outsider's perspective these "guilty before proven innocent" restrictions are draconian.

    On another orchid forum whose name I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to mention a member posted a question on cultural information for an orchid I have. So I referred him to Mr. Baker's website where he could buy an in depth culture sheet for the orchid he wanted to know more about. I was fairly certain I wouldn't be able to post a link to that very useful website in these forums because they sell stuff (OH NOES) but I just clicked on a thread in the "Frequently Asked Questions" category that was titled "Dendrobium Culture" thread and noticed that the thread starter included a hyperlink to Mr. Baker's website. What gives? How come that post wasn't removed for containing a link to a website that sells very useful orchid information? Couldn't that link be construed as advertising according to forum policy which I was referred to after including links to a book vendor that also sells very useful orchid information?

    Believe me, I definitely appreciate not having to be hit over the head with advertising. Like, it would be nice if the advertising in these forums was tastefully done instead of having to read Jim's Orchid Supplies in between every response to a post. And trust me, I'm fully aware of the financial burden of running an online community because I run one myself. I'd link you to it to demonstrate non-obnoxious advertising but then that would be considered advertising now wouldn't it.

    epiphyte,

    I am not sure why you are a member of our forum if you are so unhappy with its Terms and Conditions. When you registered, you agreed to abide by those rules as a prerequisite to your becoming a member of the community.

    I am a very kind person, but until you decide to bring something to this community other than complaints about the 'moderator' or our forum policies, I hope you will continue to visit that 'other forum' of which you speak.

    We do not allow flame wars here and I will not get into a debate with you, public or private, about our forum's terms and conditions. You, friend, can either abide by the rules or just go away. For the record, the third sentence in the "links" section of our Terms clearly states: "Further, the linked-to page must not be off-topic to the forum in which it is being posted." This is why your "edited" post did not get approved. Beyond the fact that this "edited" post disrespected our members, our terms, our moderation decisions, and me personally as an owner of this site, (not a particularly clever move, wouldn't you agree?) you posted a bunch of junk links to fly in the face of the rules we carefully established here to maintain our forum's tone and protect our members from some of the idiocy that flows rampantly on other sites.

    Here is a copy/paste of the agreement paragraph I mention to refresh your memory:

    "Links: A member may post one link to another website if and only if the referenced site is educational, governmental, or not-for-profit in nature. The linked-to page may not contain references to or verbiage about products or services for sale, trade, or exchange, or itself contain promotionally worded links to pages with such content. Further, the linked-to page must not be off-topic to the forum in which it is being posted. Links to gardening or orchid-related forums are specifically forbidden."

    We pay hundreds of dollars a month to host this community and as long as we are footing the bill, you better believe we are going to keep our members from having to wade through an individual’s crap postings about what others should buy and where they should buy it. That is what google is for. Aside from the paid advertising we place to recoup some of our expense, our community is about growing and caring for orchids -- not sale or trade. Jim, whose advertising you mock, happens to have a membership here. He also clearly understands this forum’s policies and does not attempt to promote his or others’ wares here in disregard of our established channels. Mr. Baker can certainly do the same without your help.

    If you are looking for a site that deals with advertising and selling, as I am sure you are aware, there are several out there that fit the bill. You can go find them. I wish you all the best and hope your searches prove fruitful.

    If you decide to post again on our board, please do all of our members a favor and abide by the forum rules. If, however, you decide that such etiquette is beyond you, then I will be happy to permanently disable your membership.

    Bruce
    Owner/ Admin.

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