TERRARIUMS: For Orchids Generally

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Use a 30-gal. long glass tank; use fluorescent lighting; use sheet moss from decaying birch logs; use a substrate of one inch perlite; build up contours with medium size firbark; use no soil; top off with 1.5 inch, medium grade tree fern fiber covered with sheet moss; plants: Erias, pleurothallis, notylia, sigmatostalix, barbosella, stelis, platystele, haemaria, or goodyera. ODA76(2)-20+; also suitable are Ludisia sp. A77-108
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