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Dendrobium amethystoglossum orchid; photo by Marlon Co
Dendrobium amethystoglossum orchid at NYBG; photo by Marlon Co

Growing a particular orchid for the first time can be challenging. There are lots of resources that are available to help you out, but it can be hard to find what's best. These culture guides from the New York Botanical Garden are convenient, concise descriptions of the care your orchid needs.

Once you have gotten to know your new orchid better, these guides from our orchid experts will help you with some of the critical points to growing orchids of all types.

Ask an Orchid Expert

Oncidium dichromaticum photographed at NYBG Orchid Show; photo by Marlon Co
Oncidium dicromaticum; photo by Marlon Co

The experienced orchid care professionals at New York Botanical Garden are delighted to answer your orchid questions!

Email us at Feel free to attach photos and give us as much background as you can about your orchid and the space in which you grow it (or hope to grow one soon). We respond to questions every weekday morning, in the order in which they were received.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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