This is a complete guide to growing and cultivating orchids. It contains practical advice, showing that growing orchids is neither difficult nor expensive. The book is illustrated with 94 recommended species, with information on habitat, flowering season and successful cultivation.
Even beginners can cultivate thriving orchids with this practical guide to nearly 100 species! An insightful introduction offers helpful tips on orchid culture and care, followed by detailed facts on seed and germination; composting; containers; lighting, heating, and humidity requirements; propagation; and treatments for pests and diseases. The 100-page, color-filled section of orchid species features varieties from all over the globe, chosen for their hardiness and the diversity of their appearance. Along with close-up photos come descriptions of leaves, stems, and flowers, and their flowering seasons. 160 pages, 94 color illus., 14 b/w illus., 7 1/2 x 9 1/2.