According to the Sanya Academy of Forestry Sciences, a tropical orchid seed-breeding base will be established in the city.

The orchid base aims to improve the level and deployment of orchids in Sanya’s tropical agriculture. The construction of the tropical orchid seed-breeding base is planned to be completed within three years, before 2019, with a total investment of 1.8 million yuan.

Upon its completion, the orchid base will focus on plant varieties study and collection, protection, research, development and supporting facilities. The growing area will reach 9,000 square meters, including cultivation of 100 native species of tropical orchid and 1,500 hybrid varieties of tropical orchid.

According to an academy official, tropical orchids are easier and cheaper to grow in Sanya. For such high quality flowers as Oncidium, Dendrobium and Cattleya orchids, growers just need simple flowerbeds, small spray irrigation equipment, sun-shading devices, and simple air ventilation and exhaust systems.

Because of Sanya’s excellent growing conditions, the growth rate and quality of tropical orchids here are superior to other parts of China with the same conditions and management level.

The orchid base will be open to the public for free.