The stunning photographs in this exquisite small volume capture the exciting variety of contemporary orchids. Over 100 orchids are illustrated, all of which can be grown successfully in the home. All specially shot, the photographs reveal the beauty and amazing individuality of orchids and for each there is a detailed description as well as practical information on size and required temperature. Orchids have the most exotic flowers in the whole plant world but they are surprisingly easy to grow at home. All the most popular flowers are included, as well as many that are less well-known. For all those who are attracted to orchids and want to pursue their interest, the book includes a complete final chapter that explains all you need to know about care and cultivation.
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THE WORLD OF ORCHIDS
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7cm 3in abovt alliance AM/RHS anguloas anractive appear in spring autumn bark compost growing bark-based compost growing baskets Bulbophyllum Calanthe Canleya centre Cirrhopetalum Cochlioda Coelogyne colour compost growing medium cool greenhouse cool-growing Crow in pots cultivation Cymbidium deep delightful Dendrobium early summer Encyclia Epidendrum epiphytic epiphytic plants evergreen epiphytic flowers appear flowers are produced foliage fragrant genera genus green pseudobulbs grower grown Height huge indoors Intermediate-growing Laelia Laelia anceps Laelia purpurata leaf less in winter light in winter linle lithophytic lovely Lycaste Masdevallia mauve Maxillaria Miltonia Miltoniopsis modern hybrid natural genus Odontioda Odontocidium Odontoglossum Oncidium pale pink Paphiopedilum petals and sepals Phalaenopsis Phragmipedium Phragmipedium besseae Pleione Pleurothallis pollination preny pseudobulbs rhizome season sepals sepals and petals shade in summer shriveL slender species sponed sprays Stanhopea stems summer-flowering tall Temperature terrestrial orchids Thunia trees upright flower spikes Vanda variety Warm-growing Water white flowers yellow flowers