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Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago The best substrate for Cattleya labiata; it is a fern trunk fiber Dicksonia sellowiana, native to Brazil's Atlantic forest; now endangered. OD87-147 Read More
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BUDS: Initiation Within Cattleya Sheaths

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago In response to a signal, probably of chemical origin, the base of sheath develops rudimentary flower buds; the chemical signal is a hormone triggered by day length shorter than a critical length de... Read More
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ANTS: Nesting Between Osmunda and Bark Slab Requires Control Safe for Visiting Hummingbirds

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago Spray around the "nest" and base with Chlordane WP, A71-249 Read More
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CYMBIDIUMS: Fertilizer for Blooms

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago Mix your own 2-10-10: 3.6 lbs. of Ammonium phosphate (16-20-0); 1 lb. Urea (45-0-0); 5.6 lbs. Phosphoric acid (0-75-0); 10 lbs. Potassium sulphate (0-0-50); 30 lbs. water; makes 4.5 gals, concentra... Read More
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BUFFERING: In Potting Mixes

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago While some ingredients in mixes are described as non-buffering, such as Perlite (OR81-221) it is also thought that such is not really necessary in mixes. OA87-205 Read More
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CARBON DIOXIDE: To Accelerate Plant Growth

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago Orchid tests carried out in Victoria, Australia with generator resulted in 25% additional growth, with spiking six weeks earlier. OD70-214 Read More
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CATTLEYA GASKELLIANA: Multiple Leads; How to Encourage?

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago Cut the rhizome in places part way through; let sections root; repot separately. A79-272 Read More
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ALGICIDES: Condensation Drip From Air Cap Insulation Promotes Algae

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago To render drip harmless spray with Physan 20, 1/2 tpg. A79-124 Read More
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BUDS: Black Inside Cattleya Sheaths

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago Rather common condition; to avoid it, when the buds appear clearly in shadow, cut off 1/2 inch from top of sheath; probably caused by sudden temperature change. A81-1436 Read More
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BENZYLADENINE: For Lateral Bud Development of Paphiopedilums

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago A single application is adequate to stimulate axillary buds from near the stem bases of flowered divisions. A77-415+; A77-934 Read More

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