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There are between 20,000 and 30,000 orchid species known to man, coming from almost every corner of the world. In fact, the only locations in the world that are not home to at least one species of orchid are the dry arid zones and the Arctic and Antarctic. Some orchids, such as the vanilla orchid are valued for their commercial properties, but most are admired solely for their unique beauty. With so many orchids in existence, and the group adaptable to a wide range of habitats, it certainly gives the home gardener the opportunity to grow this lovely plant in a range of situations.

If you appreciate the beauty of orchids and would love to know more about growing them, this 107 page ebook is for you. This is a colourful guide for students, home gardeners and orchid enthusiasts.

 

ISBN: 978-0-9874834-6-1
Pages:
107
Images:
70 Colour pictures

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1   Introduction
Orchid botanical characteristics
Classification of orchids
Economically valuable species or orchids

Chapter 2   Orchid Culture
General guidelines for growing orchids  
Growing media for orchids  
Potting up container grown orchids  
Fertilisers  
Watering  
Temperature  
Pests & diseases  
Propagation of orchids  
Growing orchids as indoor plants

Chapter 3    Greenhose and Shadehouse Growing
Culturee of Orchids  
Why use a protective structure  
Types of greenhouses

Chapter 4    The A to Z of Orchids to Grow  
What’s in a name  
Aerides (cat tail or fox tail orchid)  
Arachnis (scorpion orchid)  
Arundina (bamboo orchids)  
Ascocentrum (syn saccolabium)  
Bletia  
Bletilla  
Brassavola  
Brassia  
Bulbophyllum  
Caladenia (spider orchids)  
Calanthe  
Cattleya  
Coelogyne  
Corybas (helmet orchid)  
Cymbidium  
Cypripedium (lady slipper orchids)  
Dendrobium  
Diuris  
Doritis
Encyclia
Epidendrum (crucifix orchids)
Glossodia (wax lip orchid)
Laelia
Lycaste
Masdevallia
Maxillaria
Miltonia (pansy orchid)
Miltoniopsis
Odontoglossum
Oncidium (dancing lady orchid)
Paphiopedilum (slipper orchids or lady’s slipper)
Phaius
Phalaenopsis (moth orchids)
Phragmipedium (mandarin orchids)
Pleione (indian crocus, nepalese orchids, windowsill orchids)
Pleurothallis
Pterostylis (greenhoods, maroonhoods, rustyhoods)
Renanthera (fire orchids)
Rhyncholaelia
Sarcochilus
Sophronitis
Spathoglottis
Thelymitra (sun orchids)
Vanda
Vanilla
Zygopetalum

Appendix

 

ISBN- 978-0-9874834-6-1



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