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FCC

(First Class Certificate) The highest flower-quality award, awarded to orchid species or hybrids scoring 90 points or more on a 100-point scale.

 

Flask

A clear container used for the laboratory germination of orchid seeds or for growing other laboratory micropropagated orchid seedlings.

 

Floriferous

Term used to describe a plant that flowers freely.

 

Flower spike

A common term for any of the various types of the more properly termed flower inflorescence, whether bearing a solitary bloom atop a single stalk or in racemes or panicles of many flowers.

 

foliar spray

Many minor nutrients and trace elements beneficial to growth are best absorbed through the stomata of an orchids leaves when mixed with water and sprayed on the plant.

 

Footcandle

A measure of light useful in determining intensity of light for growing orchids; the illumination produced by a candle at a distance of one foot.

 

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