July Orchid Culture Workshop

Learn the benefits and how-to’s of semi-hydro growing for orchids

Saturday July 17 at 10:30 am.

In this 45-minute workshop, Linus Chen will demonstrate another potting method and how it can simplify the watering and care of your orchids. Also known as "semi-hydroponics," this potting technique uses plastic containers and clay pellets as a medium and works well for many varieties of orchids.

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2021 Calendar of events

Here are some of our upcoming events:

  • July 17, 10:30am EST: NCOS virtual Culture Workshop-Linus Chen, Growing Orchids Semi-Hydro
  • Sep 20, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Arthur E. Chadwick, Cattleyas
  • Oct 18, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Bill Goldner, Woodstream Orchids
  • Nov 15, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Francisco Miranda, Miranda Orchids
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Founded in 1947

The National Capital Orchid Society Welcomes You!

We are a Community of orchid lovers in the greater Washington, DC region.  The society was founded in 1947 and has been going strong ever since.  We have over 100 active members in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and beyond.

We have 7 monthly meetings with featured speakers and a fantastic show table filled with dozens of blooming plants.  There are also several special events, including the NCOS Annual Orchid Show.

We invite you to join us and learn more about these fascinating, gorgeous plants!

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3 Parvi Paphs in bloom

Join Us!

We welcome anyone in the area to come to our events and become actively involved in our Community as a member.  Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Behind the scenes access to the NCOS Orchid Show, including a preview party and early access to the sales area.
  • Join us at the Summer Picnic for our plant swap and auction.
  • Pre-orders from visiting speakers who often bring plants for sale.
  • Access to a wealth of knowledge from other society members.
  • The monthly newsletter, which includes up to date information and great photos.
  • Member plants featured on our website and in on our social media channels.
  • Field trips to members' greenhouses and orchid nurseries in the local area.