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IN THE GARDEN | Growing orchids

Many of us aren’t aware that the orchid family Orchidaceae has 25,000 species and is the biggest plant family in the world with the daisy family coming a close second. Of these, 500 species are native to SA. There are so many forms of the orchid that some of us have unknowingly stepped on little sky blue orchids popping up in the grass or passed under those growing overhead attached to the barks or clefts of trees. Such is the variety of species belonging to the orchid family. There is even one with leopard print flowers...

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