The Launceston Orchid Society will hold its annual spring show this weekend.
Flower growers from across the North will display a wide variety of orchids at the Max Fry Memorial Hall in Trevallyn.
Launceston Orchid Society vice president Romain Elinck has been caring for orchids for nine years after inheriting more than a hundred of them when he purchased his home.
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"We killed more than we grew back then so we decided to join the orchid society to learn about how to look after them," he said.
Mr Elinck said there would be a selection of locally grown orchids for sale and demonstrations on how to re-pot and divide overgrown plants.
"The most common mistake people make is overwatering, these flowers thrive on neglect," he said.
Mr Elinck said orchids mainly flower in spring but admitted this is slightly delayed in Tasmania compared to the mainland due to the state's cooler climate.
"People say they can survive in cool weather too, but the weather here isn't cool - it's freezing," he said.
He said he combatted the chilly temperatures by erecting a plastic-covered tent that utilises a combination of sunlight and conditioned air to replicate the humidity necessary for orchids to thrive.
"These plants go forever, as long as they don't get some sort of disease or rot," he said.
After the event was canned last year due to COVID-19 Mr Elinck said he hoped to see some new faces attending this year.
"We always encourage people to come to our meetings, they don't have to become members if they don't want to," he said.
"It's all about encouraging the people that attend to grow orchids successfully - everyone is always welcome."
The event will be open to the public and will take place on Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is five dollars per person.
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