Discover Orchids That Will Thrive In The Temperatures You Can Provide!

Discover Orchids That Will Thrive In The Temperatures You Can Provide!

I’m so excited to show you the orchids I’ve grown that favour cool, intermediate, and warm temperatures!  I want to help you find the perfect orchids for the conditions you can offer, so I’ve created three new planting lists that divide the orchids I’ve grown into groups by the temperatures these plants are happiest growing in.

Cool Growing Orchids

Masdevallia decumana.

Cool growing orchids thrive with daytime temperatures of around 15-21C (60-70F) and night-time temperatures of 10-12C (50-55F).  To see a list of orchids that favour cool temperatures, please click here.

Restrepia sanguinea, Restrepia purpurea ‘Rayas Vino Tinto’, and Restrepia citrina in flower inside my Orchidarium.
Restrepia seketii is my favourite Restrepia species. This miniature orchid thrives in cool growing conditions.

Intermediate Growing Orchids

I’m growing a range of pink, white, purple, yellow, and orange flowered Phalaenopsis. Phalaenopsis make wonderful houseplants!

Intermediate growing orchids flourish in daytime temperatures of around 21-26C (70-80F) and night-time temperatures of 12-18C (55-65F).  To see a list of orchids that prefer intermediate temperatures, please click here.

Stelis muscifera is a stunning miniature orchid that flourishes in intermediate temperatures. This orchid species is very easy to grow and flower.
Phalaenopsis ‘Purple Princess’ pictured in flower, on the 20th July 2021.

Warm Growing Orchids

The largest orchid in the world, Grammatophyllum speciosum, also known as the Queen of Orchids, in flower in the Tropical Nursery, behind the scenes at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. I took this photograph on 24th September 2015.

Warm growing orchids thrive with daytime temperatures of around 26-32C (80-90F) and night-time temperatures of 18-21C (65-70F).  To see a list of orchids that are happier growing in these warmer temperatures, please click here.

Ornithocephalus manabina pictured in flower, on the 11th October 2018.
Chiloschista lunifera pictured in flower with a British five pence piece to show the scale of the flowers.

Orchid & Gardening Events

Peter Johnson (Vice Chairman), Sally Mill (Treasurer), Sue Johnson (Membership Secretary), and Richard Taylor from Kew Gardens, pictured with the Orchid Society of Great Britain’s beautiful orchid exhibit, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

A number of orchid shows and events are approaching, to see my calendar of specialist orchid fairs, orchid auctions, orchid talks and orchid events, please click here.

More Orchid Articles & Info

Aerangis hariotiana pictured with a British Five Pence Piece coin to show the scale of this orchid’s flowers.

To see a planting list of mini-miniature orchids, please click here.

To see a planting list of orchids, ferns, and other terrarium plants that includes the nurseries and suppliers where I have purchased all of my plants and materials, please click here.

To see all of my orchid plant pages, please click here.

I’ve grown a range of hybrid Phalaenopsis, to see pictures and find out more about growing these orchids, please click here.

For more orchid articles, please click here.

Information About Other Indoor Plants

Here’s one of my Thanksgiving cactus.

For my houseplant pages, please click here.

For a planting list of miniature ferns and other terrarium and bottle garden plants (NB. there aren’t any orchids in this planting list), please click here.

To see all my plant pages, please click here.

Begonia maculata.

Articles About Terrariums & Bottle Gardens

My BiOrbAIR terrarium is planted with ferns, miniature orchids, mosses and other plants that thrive in the high humidity created by this specialised terrarium.

For articles about terrariums and bottle gardens, please click here.

My Tall Orchidarium, as pictured on the 27th December 2020.

To see my articles about setting up terrariums, please click here.

This is a terrarium I planted for Vantage Point Magazine.

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