07-13-2007, 05:49 AM
Analyze your normal, easy-to-maintain growing conditions in terms of light levels, temperatures, and humidity, considering the day/night and seasonal variations as well.
Next, think about how much you wish to "mess with" your plants. Are you a poker/prodder/daily inspector and frequent waterer, or are you more likely to sit back and let it grow. Again, consider the majority of the year when the plant is not in-bloom, and not just when the flowers are on it, which of course, will keep you glued to it.
Then, after you have done that, you can start looking for a plant that will "take to" those conditions well.
Do your best to avoid the "WOW! I really like that one!" approach to plant selection.
Using science and logic
to advance orchid growing