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Orchids eBook

This complete guide to the growing and care of Orchids covers all main varieties and comes with helpful illustrations to further educate growers of this particular plant.




Title ImageOrchids

By John Mason
Orchids eBook course online. A colourful guide for students, home gardeners and orchid enthusiasts. The first part deals with growing orchids, and the second covers dozens of orchid genera, and hundreds of cultivars. Explore orchids as cut flowers, container plants, indoor plants and outdoor garden plants, in both tropical and temperate climates, across the world.

 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 
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