CULTURE: When in Doubt

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Any epiphytic but unknown plant is best grown on a horizontal piece of cork oak bark with some moss festooned at the roots; any terrestrial plant is best placed in live sphagnum moss and kept moist with only clean rainwater. OD83-30
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