LAELIAS: Cold-tolerant Hybrids

Cattleya Alliance Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Not all of them are cold-tolerant, as for out-of-doors conditions but many species can be grown with cymbidiums, above all the favorite L. anceps; for details and names refer to OA82-134
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