In many parts of the world (with tropical climates),
hobbyists can grow their orchids outdoors year round.
Unfortunately, for those of us who are "climate challenged" (because
we live in the north), growing outdoors year round simply
We can still give our orchids a vacation by moving them
outdoors for the summer though! Summer weather is perfect for growing
many types of orchids, no matter where you live.
outside has many
This summer, move your orchids outdoors and let Mother Nature give them
a boost. They'll love the warm days and
cool, damp nights. Plants that where clinging to life all winter might
suddenly come alive outdoors!
builds stronger plants
makes happy plants
- Cool evening
temperatures triggers flower spikes
growing outdoors in the tropics
on Moving Your Orchids Outdoors?
to late September.
stretch it. Minimum temperatures for most orchids is 45 degrees.
- Plants need
time to acclimate.
with total shade outside for all plants.
gradually move the high light plants into more sun. Burn spots on the
leaves can happen quickly. Think of your first day on the beach after a
If your plants are
protected from direct sun and get good air circulation, heat shouldn't
- Grow on
or tables, not on the ground.
Protect your plants from creepy
Most people think hydroponics is for indoor growing only.
Why? It's those remarkable LECA pebbles in our hydroponic system. Bark,
moss, or any
other organic material deteriorates quickly when exposed to
- LECA pebbles
are ceramic and will not rot or decay in any kind of weather
- Your plants will
never suffer from heavy rains
provide extra moisture so
plants won't dehydrate on hot
they're a sterile ceramic they won't
Hydroponics to Traditional Growing
Our hydroponic system has two major advantages over traditional growing
- Bark or
moss will deteriorate over the summer outdoors. Do
you want to bring that decaying media indoors in the fall?
We replace all
potting materials with clean, easy to use LECA pebbles (see above.)
or moss means adjusting your
watering schedule with the weather. In hot,
weather plants demand watering
everyday. Then, when
cool and rainy, your plants get waterlogged.
Ignore the elements and your plants will suffer. Watering can
a tricky business.
water for hot, dry weather and your plants will use it as
they need it. Soggy roots in wet weather are never
problem either because LECA pebbles are a sterile ceramic. They won't
get waterlogged no matter how much rain you get.
Decaying roots in
too much rain
roots growing in LECA
orchids will love it outdoors!
If you're moving plants outside for the first time, or, if you've never
used our hydroponic system outdoors, the Complete Setup for Outside
Growing has everything you
need to get started. See it here.
If you have questions about growing outdoors, ask them here.
- (4) Heavy Duty Grow
Package for strong growth and protection from heat and insects