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.

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Temperatures all habitats and NZ

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It is interesting to compare our average temperature figures with those from the 4 habitats. Our temperatures are lower than those applicable to the Tropical High Altitude habitat shown, but fits in reasonably well with the Altitude/Latitude table included with this article (with this country lying between 35-46 degrees south).

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