Become a member of American Orchid Society
The Benefits Of MembershipIf you are not already a member, membership in the American Orchid Society is a truly rewarding experience. Whether a beginner or an expert orchid grower you will find information to inform and inspire in both our print and on-line media. Join others worldwide who share a passion for orchids, as well as supporting AOS conservation and research efforts for these wondrous plants.
Join today and begin receiving a wealth of membership benefits including:
Membership DiscountsThe following vendors extend AOS members a 5% discount on all purchases as an added benefit of membership:
Exotic Orchids of Maui, Krull-Smith, Orchid Doctor, Orchid Inn, Ltd, Seagrove Orchids, Sunset Valley Orchids, and Woodstream Orchids.
Two-year new memberships and renewals for two-years receive, mailed from AOS headquarters, a special coupon worth $30 off of an order of $100 or more from your choice of one of the following vendors:
Carmela Orchids, Carter & Holmes, Dan & Margie Orchids,Exotic Orchids of Maui, Gold Country Orchids, Hillsview Gardens, Indoor Gardening Supplies (IGS), Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies, Krull-Smith,Little Brook Orchids,Marsh Hollow Orchids, Mountain View Orchids, New Earth Orchids, Norman's Orchids, OFE International , Orchid Doctor, Orchid Inn Ltd., Piping Rock Orchids, Quest Orchids, RF Orchids, Ravenvision, Roberts Flower Supply,Soroa Orchids, Inc., Sunset Valley Orchids, Tropical Gardens Orchids.
When should I re-pot? When an orchid plant starts to grow over the edge of the pot,it is time to re-pot it!
Orchid plants need repotting for one or
a combination of two main factors:
Potting mix breaks down, often evidenced
by dead roots, or the plant outgrowing
the container. In the first case, a
larger pot may not be required, simply
replace the growing medium. In the
second case, the plant may need dividing
or may be shifted into a larger pot.
Fresh media should always be used. A
good general rule of thumb is to pot for
the bottom of the plant, the root
system, and not for the top, the foliage.