growing them on the other hand has proved difficult.
But that hasn't stopped me buying them.
If you happen to be in Singapore from 13-20 November, the 20th World Orchid Conference is happening.
The next World Orchid Conference is in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2014
There are 2 kinds of orchids:
epiphytes - these are the most popular and grow from trees.
they require a moist, warm climate
most popular being Dendrobiums
terrestrial - these grow directly from the ground
they are easier to grow and their flowers last longer
most popular being Cymbidiums
so, if you ARE an orchid boffin, I'd love to hear from you giving names to the images of orchids I have here. All these photos were taken in the Begonia hothouse at Wellington's Botanic gardens
There are 11 photo sets in this "CAM" series and one guest photo.
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