Providing a guide to the cultivation of both the terrestrial and epihytic orchid species growing in South Africa, this volume includes numerous hints, illustrations and photographs to help simplify the process. Detailed growing notes are given for over 60 terrestrial and over 40 epiphytic species.
Table of Contents
Introduction to South African indigenous orchids; the cultivation of terrestrial species; the cultivation of epiphytic species; orchid breeding, pollination and seed production; propagation of indigenous orchids from seed and by tissue culture. Appendices: nature conservation legislation regarding indigenous orchids; construction of a seed sowing box and of a laminar flow cabinet; registered hybrids; list of orchid species and applicable sowing media; sources of plants; classification of indigenous orchids; South African Orchid Council and affiliated societies.