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Growing Orchids at Home, Second Edition

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The second edition of the authoritative and detailed guide to caring for orchids in the home.

Authors: Manos Kanellos and Peter White, 99 pages, over 200 colour photographs, 246 x 189 mm. Hardback, ISBN 9781802795370, Kew Publishing, 2024. 

This book communicates all the necessary information in a way which is easy to understand and highly illustrated with colour photographs. It includes a section with answers to the most common questions in caring for orchids, and a photographic guide to signs, diagnosis and treatment for bringing ailing orchids back to health.

In this second edition, the authors instruct readers on caring for re-flowering orchids and how to repot orchids, to ensure longevity for these popular plants. The new Q&A section directly addresses grower’s most prescient and common questions while an extended section dedicated to diagnosis and treatment explain in greater detail how to care for orchids. This is the only book you need when growing orchids at home.


Manos Kanellos, PhD studied plant physiology at Reading University and has worked with orchids for a number of years in Greece, the Netherlands and the UK. He has grown orchids at his home for over 20 years and gives talks to garden centres all over Britain on growing tropical orchids.

Peter White is an acknowledged authority on Phalaenopsis, with over 40 years of experience in orchid growing. He is a qualified judge of the RHS Orchid Committee and was President of the Orchid Society of Great Britain from 2013 to 2019. He is also the founder of, a popular website for everything you need to grow orchids.



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