February 1 Meeting

Dendrobium: A Look at the Phalaenanthe Section Presented by Manuel ‘Manny’ Aybar

A member of the American Orchid Society since 1997 and the Greater North Texas Orchid Society since 2000, Manny Aybar is affiliated with the Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association (SWROGA). Within SWROGA he belongs to the publications committee and serves as webmaster for the organization’s website (sworga.org). He also serves as webmaster for his home society (gntos.org ).

Cultivation of orchids from the Phalaenanthe section has gained popularity among enthusiasts worldwide. Their adaptability and ability to thrive in both intermediate and warm conditions make them attractive additions to orchid collections.

In this talk, Manny deep dives into the section both in the species and progeny, providing cultivation tips and tricks for the genus that he has cultivated the longest and responsible for his becoming infected with Orchid Fever.

Please bring your blooming plants for the show-and-tell table.