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|Varieties||Huttonaea Grandiflora,Disa uniflora, Phalaenopsis orchids, Dendrobium|
|Size||5 to 20cm|
|Storage||15 degrees Celsius|
|Packing||19-21 kg cartons, 200-300 stems|
|Transport||4 degrees celsius,|
The South Africa orchids, Disa bracteata are perennial tubers growing to about 0.4 meters in height with flowers held on a freshly stem in spring, unlike most native orchids the green, brown flowers are small. The stem and leaves are thick and freshly, and reproduction is by tubers and seed. The seed back persists for over six years. The plant dies back after flowering when renews from tubers or seeds in autumn. Stems are erect and freshly usually 30 to 50 cm tall. It grows 15 to 30 flowers on thick cylindrical spike5 to 20 cm long which resembles a greenish-brown asparagus spear.
Flowers are very dense and are mostly reddish-brown and yellow with a leafy bract. The seeds are black minute and dust like contained within capsular fruit. The species is automatous ( self-pollinating) and thus produces a large amount of seed per plant. South Africa is home to many terrestrial, epiphytic orchid species of which some of them are used in African traditional medicine to treat cough, diarrhoea, madness, relieve pain, induce nausea, expel intestinal worms and many other cultural practices.
South Africa orchids is a species of Orchids native only to South Africa. There are about 54 genera and 479 species of orchids in South Africa, of which 65 percent are endemic. The western cape alone contains enough unique species to classify as its own plant kingdom, making it one of the densest concentration of plant biodiversity on the planet.
There are four varieties of the south African orchid namely;
- Huttonaea Grandiflora-It is 6 to 8 meters erect with somewhat slender flexious stem. Its flowers are more extensive than usual.
- Disa uniflora-It is a fairly stout perennial,15 to 60 cm in height spreading by stolons. The leaves are lance-shaped, the lower one spreading or semierect up to 25 cm long
- Phalaenopsis orchids-They is monopodial epiphytic sometimes lithophytic herbs with long coarse roots and short leafy stems hidden by overlapping leave bases. The leaves are usually arranged in two large and relatively leathery, Oblong to elliptic and sometimes succulent.
- Dendrobium-They is one of the most popular and numerous genera of orchids with about 1500 species. Dramatic flowers patch atop tall, cane-like stems.
The plants thrive in strong light but not direct sunlight, although Dendrobium can handle more sun. They also need high humidity and airflow. They need regular periods of drying alternated with heavy watering. Orchids do best with temperatures above 50 degrees celsius but below 85 degrees Celsius. Most stores bought orchids come packaged in cheap plastic pots with roots packed in soaked moss. The primary harvesting season for an orchid is generally from May to October, and mainly women do the picking and packing. Nurseries employ between 60 to 70 people depending on the season. This is why orchids are expensive. They usually take a long time to grow, and extensive manual labour is involved in their production. Orchids are packed either bare root or in a potting medium in a large or small box and are kept under-stimulated sea refrigerated container at 15 degrees Celsius and can be stored up to 30 days.
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