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Masterclass Demystifying Orchids
Sun. 3 September 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ACST
Developing your own collection of Orchids maybe easier than you think. In this practical hands-on Masterclass propagating and growing Orchids successfully will be demystified.
This Masterclass will cover the scientific principles of plant growth and propagation methods, such as deflasking and plant division and will include demonstrations of growing media and information on how to best look after your Orchids.
This course is ideal for rare plant collectors, horticultural students, keen gardeners or those that have a particular interest in Orchids. Whether you are a beginner or you have a particular interest in Orchids this Masterclass is for you.
This is a 5-hour Masterclass where you will learn the very specialised methods involved in deflasking and dividing orchids and develop a range of techniques that you will be able to take home and apply to creating and your own Orchid collection.
At the end of the day, participants can take home the plant and propagation materials they generated during the class.
The course facilitator will not only teach different techniques but also share his knowledge and experience, leading to a deeper understanding of plant physiology and propagating techniques.
Overview of the Orchid family, and understanding the basics of how to identify Orchids
Understanding Native Orchid Habitat and environmental controls
Propagating Orchids by deflasking techniques
Growing Orchids on mounts
Types of growing media best for Orchids
Propagating techniques by plant division