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 4. 
HIGH ALTITUDE TROPICAL 
or 
HIGH LATITUDE HABITAT

Rainfall

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Typical rainfall data, and a comparison with Habitat 2, indicates generally high levels of mm in precipitation, an annual rainfall of 1105 mm for this habitat, and 2076 mm for Habitat 2.

ChartObject HABITAT 4 RAINFALL                               COMPATED WITH HABITAT 2
At this high altitude tropical habitat, the cooler temperatures can be expected. There is also a significant seasonal variation experienced.

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