Many people ask us what temperatures we grow our orchids at and what sort of plants we keep in which section, so I thought I would let you all know.
Warm Asia is the hottest of our greenhouses, with a temperature zone from 20 – 33 degrees C, and our vents open at 26 degrees. It is home to mainly Dendrobiums, Vandas, and Paphiopedilums.
Warm America has a temperature zone from 18 – 33 degrees C, and our vents open at 25 degrees. It is home to mainly Prosthecheas, Cattleyas, and Stanhopeas.
Cool America has a temperature zone from 12 – 28 degrees C, and our vents open at 22 degrees. It is home to mainly Masdevallias, Oncidiums, and Laellias.
Cool Asia has a temperature zone from 10 – 28 degrees C, and our vents open at 17 degrees. It is home to mainly Coelogynes, Dendrobiums, and Cymbidiums.
Temperate Sub-Tropical is out coolest section with a temperature zone from 4 – 26 degrees C, and our vents open at 7 degrees. It is home to mainly Pleiones and Disas.
The Micro-propagation Lab
The micro-propagation lab is kept around 23 degrees C, and is home to all of the orchids in flack. We grow a lot of orchids from seed so our lab is very full as you can see from this picture.
In the middle of the greenhouses is a classroom which is used in many ways. It is used for classes to come and learn the techniques of micro-propagation of orchids. Also it is the main base of greenhouse club. It is where we all meet at lunch time and after school.