COELOGYNE CRISTATA: How to Make it Flower

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 6 years ago.


This article references Coel. cristata.
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From November to January give it rest with no water but keep it cool, hang it high for light; in January and February the flowers appear, start watering again; from March to October give it full sun and water quite heavily. OR78-78

Keep it damp and hang it in the cool house right in front of the air-conditioning fan. OD72-108

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COELOGYNE CRISTATA: Flowering Strains There must be plants of different strains because some are more free flowering than others; excellent plants many years old refuse to bloom for years. OR77-78 0
COELOGYNE CRISTATA: Growing Technique From April to September is the growing season so water it well and keep it well lighted; from October onward give it no water, until spikes appear in late winter, or early spring; the bulbs shrivel a bit. OR74-146 0
COELOGYNE CRISTATA: How to Get it to Flower Grow it in the hot house to Labor Day; move it then to the cool house or with the cymbidiums; at Christmas move it back to the warm house; flowers appear in 60 days. ODA72-128 0
COELOGYNE CRISTATA: Non-flowering Types Mass imports years ago brought in both good and poor flowering types; people still struggle with the plants which never have or probably never will produce flowers. OR74-146; non-flowering coelogynes, generally, refer to A80-.739 0

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