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Orchid Cultivation in Taiwan: Conventional and Innovative Methods

  • Rong-Show Shen
  • Yu-Hsin Liao
  • Kuang-Liang Huang
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Abstract

Phalaenopsis orchids are one of the most popular potted plants of the world and are widely cultivated in greenhouses. Breeding, cloning cultivars, and improving cultivation techniques have contributed significantly to the Phalaenopsis industry both in Taiwan and abroad. This chapter uses Phalaenopsis as an example to thoroughly describe the seedling production process, including hardening-off, sorting, deflasking, potting, growth media, irrigation, and fertigation. The conventional cultivation model and techniques used in Taiwan are presented, and an accelerated two-step continuous cultivation protocol is also introduced.

Key words

Phalaenopsis Deflasking Sorting Hardening-off seedlings Fertilization Growth medium Fertigation Accelerated growing technique 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rong-Show Shen
    • 1
  • Yu-Hsin Liao
    • 1
  • Kuang-Liang Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Horticultural ScienceNational Chiayi UniversityChiayi CityTaiwan, Republic of China

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