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   Moth Orchids Now Easy, Affordable
by Staff Reporter, United Press International
Posted: Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11:27AM EDT

DAVIS, Calif.(UPI) -- Millions of moth orchids cloned in Taiwanese labs and raised in U.S. nurseries are dispelling the myth they're difficult to raise, growers said. 

Once an exotic luxury, moth orchids now are a staple at Homes Depot, Costco and supermarkets throughout the country, said Doug Brothers, who manages Rocket Farms, Salinas, Calif., a major orchid grower. 

"Orchids are taking the place of cut flowers. The market is enjoying something that lasts," Brothers told The Sacramento Bee in a story published Saturday. 

Photo Credit: Eki Qushay Akhwan 

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