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 3. ARID ‘RAIN SHADOW’ 
INLAND PRAIRIE HABITAT

Rainfall

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Rainfall is minimal for most of the year, but the area is still often subjected to the summer monsoons, when significant rain can be experienced for a period. Average humidity ranges from 68% just before the summer monsoon conditions arrive, rising to 80% during that period. There is a marked variation in the day and night humidity levels, which cannot be shown in this table.

ChartObject Rainfall                                                        Thursday Island Australia

 

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