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Good orchids for beginners?

This is a discussion on Good orchids for beginners? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; You need to work out the conditions you want to grow an orchid in, then ...

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    You need to work out the conditions you want to grow an orchid in, then you can find a plant that will be easy.
    Considerations include, light, temperature, water. How much or little of each will determine what you can grow easy.

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    Thanks for the input! I've been growing orchids for a couple years now, and though it'd be good to have a reference for some of the more newbie newbies. I see I'm not the only one that has the "Dummies" book. Good list plucker - I'd also list humidity for some orchids. In my experience so far, really, you learn a lot about orchids by trying! And trying again. It's like Pavel mentioned - sometimes some orchids just don't fit with your environment or techniques. In many ways that's the challenge of growing these wonderful plants. At least this gives some other ideas to try and grow. (And add to the addiction . . . or collection )

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    The conditions you can offer dictates the type of orchid you will be able to grow. My issue when I first started growing orchids was that everything I wanted to grow needed to be cool and I cannot provide that kind of condition, so... Now I do very well with warm growing orchids.

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