The following focuses on plant habitats, and in particular how they affect orchid culture in this country. One facet of natural habitats for most of the orchids grown in this country is significantly different from the conditions naturally experienced here, and this will be highlighted, together with other significant aspects.

HABITAT 2. THE FOOTHILL 
MONSOON FOREST HABITAT

Humidity

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. Humidity remains relatively high, between 60 to 90% at Sikkim, with the highest levels during the summer, but still with significant levels of humidity during the winter months.

ChartObject HUMIDITY                                                                                          SHAN PLATEAU BURMA
This habitat experiences more bright days than that first discussed, especially during the winter and early spring. During the summer only 1 day in three receives even 2 yours daily sunshine.

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