Orchid growers are understandably feeling despondent with the cancellation of the 2020 Royal Adelaide Show, along with other major shows.
Plants will begin to suffer if we do not attend to their cultural requirements and for many May is our last chance before the cold of winter really sets in.
The autumn-flowering Cattleyas such as the large white Blc. Hawaiian Wedding Song will be in flower or maybe just finishing depending what area of South Australia you live in. Some of the Miltonias will also be in flower.
Earlier flowering Cattleya plants such as C.Valentine Day will need to have old flower spikes removed and made ready for next year’s flowering.
I tend to repot these straight after flowering , either potting up to a larger pot or dividing into two smaller divisions making sure there is at least one new growth and at least three older canes on each division.