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COOL-GROWING PLANTS: In Warm Areas

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Provide individual up-close humidity and coolness by using cement/asbestos pipes as "cooling cylinders", as mounts for the plants and keep the containers filled with water. A81-1228
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