OF THE MOST IMPORTANT GENUS ORCHID AND – SPECIES

The following list is relatively extensive. It goes well beyond the easiest orchids to care for. The number of those, which are to be maintained in the room without technical aids, is relatively very small. Simply listing and describing them would in no way justify the structure and scope of this book. Those orchid friends, who care for their plants behind glass – so in plant windows, Showcases, Conservatories or in the greenhouse, no matter what size, the carpenters far outweigh. As a result, the naming of such orchids, that only thrive under glass protection, quite justifiable and even absolutely necessary. Today technology offers enough possibilities, To create conditions even in a small space, under which even more demanding orchids feel comfortable and can develop well. Again forces, the need to be limited to a certain extent to focus on what is most important. It is not possible that way either, to go into the large number of breeds. There is usually little difference in their care compared to the parent plants, as long as their claims are not strongly contradicting each other.

For the sake of simplicity, short designations have been used in the description, which should allow a quick overview.

Key of the short names

The plants are divided into three groups according to the difficulty in keeping and care:The plants are divided into three groups according to the difficulty in keeping and care:

I: suitable for housekeeping or. easy to maintain;

II: higher humidity and uniform temperature required;
so care behind glass in closed air space is a requirement;

III: highest demands on accommodation and care.

Temperature ranges:

K = cool: see temperature information in the monthly calendar and in the description below; lots of air; Different lighting requirements.

T = tempered: moderately warm, airy; Different lighting requirements.

W = warm: evenly high temperature, Fresh air only in the warm season, high humidity; Different lighting requirements.

Native occurrence:
The country designation after the temperature range is only an approximate concept of the environmental conditions at the natural location.

Heyday:
The numbers at the end of the species description indicate the months of the approximate flowering period, which, however, can differ as a result of external influences.

growth:
V. = Growing season

R. = Rest- or. dry season

Plant matter (see also the corresponding section):
1 Standard mix: Osmunda, Sphagnum, Beech leaves 4:2:1

2a Osmunda, Pine bark, Sphagnum, Beech leaves 3:2:2:1

b pine bark, Sphagnum, Beech leaves 2:2:1

c Polypodium, Sphagnum, Pine bark, Beech leaves 3:3:3:1

d Coke, Sphagnum 1:1

e Polypodium, Sphagnum (for block culture) 3:1

f peat, half-rotted foliage soil 1:1, some sand

g Osmunda oder Polypodium, Sphagnum, half-rotted leaves 2:2:2

 

OF THE MOST IMPORTANT GENUS ORCHID AND – SPECIES

Aerides, Listrostachys

Bifrenaria, Brassavola, Brassia, Bulbophyllum

Calanthe

Cattleya

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