by Colleen Rochette

As I became conscious of my weakness for orchids, the few letters at the beginning of their identification tags never meant much to me. Today, this little group of letters is equivalent to the contents of an oracle’s treasure chest.

By becoming fully acquainted with the newest orchid specimens in your life, you can provide them with the most complete care. Especially in regards to hybrid orchids – familiarizing yourself with their ‘mixed roots’ can easily decipher the specific care they prefer and what conditions they will truly flourish in.

I definitely keep a copy of this comprehensive guide from the Royal Horticultural Society on my desktop – I love this list!

Royal Horticultural Society Orchid Abbreviations