Spring-flowering Cattleyas abound, including classic C. Irene Finney and other Cattleya mossiae hybrids, and C. walkeriana hybrids. Also: Cattleya (Laelia) purpurata is spiking and budding, and Guarianthe aurantiaca, G. skinneri and their hybrids. Also LC Love Knot, LC Maris Song, Epicatt Rene Marques and other catts that bloom more than once a year.
Cymbidiums will soon be done flowering. Provide sun, water thoroughly and begin to feed on a regular basis once new vegetative growth begins.
Nobile Dendrobiums will soon be done flowering. Provide sun, water thoroughly and begin to feed on a regular basis once new vegetative growth begins.
Many Dendrobiums are still blooming, including D. anosmum, D. lindenii, D. fimbriatum, D. kingianum, D. loddigesii, D. parishii, D. pierardii. Increase watering and begin feeding as new vegetative growth begins.
Latourias D. Roy Takanaga, D. Green Elf, D. Micro Chip are blooming and making new growth.
Encyclias and Epidendrums may be either finishing late winter blooms, or starting late spring buds.
Miltoniopsis should be budding and blooming. Keep the humidity high and the daytime temperatures in the 70s.
Nearly everything in the Oncidium Alliance is spiking or flowering, especially complex hybrids (Beallaras, Colmanaras, Miltassias, Wilsonaras and Vuylstekearas). Tolumnias may be making new growth while spikes continue to form buds.
Warm-growing Paphiopedilums of all kinds are waking up (Paph. concolor, Paph. callosum, Paph. delenatii, Paph. haynaldianum), while cool-growing ones begin to fade and make new growths.
Many multifloral Paph hybrids big and small, such as Paph. Julius, Paph. Berenice, Paph. St Swithin, Paph. Pinocchio.
Phragmipedium species and hybrids.
Phalaenopsis are still in their glory. Most standard and compact phals are in full bloom; some may be making new buds at the ends of their spikes.
When your Phalaenopsis spikes finally yellow, cut them down to stubs. Don’t try to force new branches! Hybrids that “want” to branch will do so on their own, if they are healthy enough. The end of the flowering season is a good time to repot your spring-blooming phals.
Summer-blooming Phals, mostly those in the Stauroglottis section with species such as P. amboinensis, P. luddemanniana and P. violacea in their background, may already be spiking and budding.
Nearly all Vanda and Ascocentrum species and hybrids are budded or blooming, including Neofinetia falcata. Vandas will show new root and leaf growth as temperatures warm and light increases.