Ask the Orchid Doctor

We are pleased to announce that our Orchid Doctor is now taking orchid care questions. Please feel free to contact the Orchid Doctor either directly or by posting your question on our Bulletin Board System.

Unless asked not to, we will be posting the Orchid Doctor’s responses on our Bulletin Board System to share with others who may have similar problems.


When sending a question to the orchid doctor, especially regarding specifics of growing or reblooming, please include the entire name of your orchid, or a digital image of the plant or flower. The conditions under which specific orchids thrive vary wildly, and without knowing what orchid you have, the Orchid Doctor cannot provide you with much useful information about light, watering, temperature or what your orchid needs to rebloom. Thanks.

The Orchid Doctor Google Group

SFOS Bulletin Board System


* Orchid Basics
* Pests and Diseases
* Monthly Checklist
* Repotting Orchids


* Cattleya
* Cymbidium
* Dendrobium
* Paphiopedilum
* Phalaenopsis


* Catasetum
* Lycaste
* Masdevallia
* Miltonia
* Odontoglossum
* Oncidium
* Stanhopea
* Vanda