Author Archives: ssorchidsociety

Popular Votes and Popular Spots

The results from the Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) Popular Vote and Judges Vote from our March meeting are: Judges Vote: Stanhopea panamensis and Popular Vote: Bakerara Flying High ‘Stars ‘n’ Bars’. Other monthly winners can be viewed on our 2018 … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

Orchid of the Month | Phalaenopsis

The Phalaenopsis is also known as the ‘Moth Orchid’. It is a genus of about 35 species of tropical orchids, originating mostly in the hot and humid low lands of the Philippines, India, Indochina, Indonesia and northern Australia. Many of … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

Everything Orchid | From Etymology to Virus

Yes, it’s autumn and time to start preparing your orchids for the flowering period over Autumn, Winter and Spring.  It is also time for Southern Suburbs Orchid Society (SSOS) members to get together for their monthly meeting. This month two of … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

Handy Tips: How to Grow Phalaenopsis

Phalaenopsis, or the Moth Orchid is mainly native to tropical East-Asia. Abundantly available, they are one of the best orchids for growing in the home, as well as a favourite with glasshouse growers, due to their long lasting showy flowers. … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

Orchid of the Month | Cattleyas

Cattleyas are native to Central and South America from Mexico to Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina and concentrated in the Andean regions of northern and western South America and the Brazilian forest. Some 60 species grow in the wild in a … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

Freeze Frame and Give It Your Best Shot

Andre Cleghorn is a busy orchid-enthusiast. He is a committee member for the Orchid Species Society of Victoria (OSSV), Conservation Officer at the Orchid Societies Council of Victoria (OSCOV) and owner of Flora Laboratories. Flora specialises in flasks of orchids, … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

General Orchid Culture for the Summer Months | The Do, Do, Do, The Don’t, Don’t Don’t, Is All I’ve Got To Say To You

The important thing over the summer months is to make sure your orchids don’t get too much light and do get sufficient water. Direct sunlight must be avoided otherwise the leaves will get sunburned. The ideal is under 50-70% shade … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

A Beauty | We All Agree

The Judges Vote | The Popular Vote At most SSOS meetings, members have an opportunity to ‘bench’ their flowering orchids for judging. We also allow our members to vote for their favourite plant on show at each monthly meeting as … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

Orchid of the Month | Stanhopeas

There are over 45 species of the genus Stanhopea found in widely diverse climates within their range from Mexico. South Central America and many South American countries However, you can also grow them in Australia.  Commonly grown species include Stanhopea … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment

Welcome to the SSOS First Meeting for 2018

Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, (SSOS) holds regular monthly meetings which includes guest speakers who discuss various topics relating to orchids and orchid culture. To open the SSOS meeting schedule for 2018 we are proud to announce that our first speaker … Continue reading

Posted in #OrchidFamily | Leave a comment