COOL-GROWING PLANTS: For Coastal California

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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List of 16 genera and 43 species recommended as suitable, with comments; refer to OD70-269
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COOL-GROWING CONDITIONS: Temperatures General understanding is that night temperature should be between 50 and 60 deg.F. (13 to 15 Celsius); day temperatures, at midday, 75 to 80 deg.F. (24 to 27 Celsius). OD77-91; for dendrobiums and cattleyas. F69-195 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: Chemistry Coolness combined with light allows plants to accumulate sugar reserves which are bound to anthocyanins to stabilize colors and protect cells from harmful irradiation; refer to A85-1339 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: For Outdoors Growing For an intermediate range of temperatures, 135 species from Ecuador listed as possibilities, refer to OA81-41 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: In Florida Success reported with miltonias, odontoglossums, cochliodas and their bigenerics such as odontiodas and odontonias and vuylstekearas; media: 1 pt. chopped osmunda, 1 pt. sphagnum moss; water daily; repot annually; other structural and cultural features; refer to F71-106+; also refer to F74-166+ 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: In Victoria, Australia Incredible variety of genera can be grown outdoors: various kinds of ada, bifrenaria, brassia, cirrhopetalum, coelogyne, dendrobiums (native), dendrobiums (soft cane dendrochilum, gongora, laelia, lycaste, masdevallia, maxillaria, odontioda, odontoglossum, odontocidium, oncidium, Slc, stanhopea, and zygopetalum. A79-474 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: In Warm Areas Provide individual up-close humidity and coolness by using cement/asbestos pipes as "cooling cylinders", as mounts for the plants and keep the containers filled with water. A81-1228 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: Laelia Crosses To grow with cymbidiums; try primary and second ary crosses of Laelia anceps and other cool growing Mexican laelias. OA78-17 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: Low-energy Orchids List of about 60 given; plants which will stand a few degrees of frost and grow in a greenhouse with controls set for a minimum of 40 deg.F. A78-39+ 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: Other Genera Brassolaelia Sea Urchin is reliable in cool areas; Epidendrum radicans and other epidendrums do well with cymbidiums; Odontoglossum grande, Odm. excavatum, Odm. bictoniense, Eulophia krebsii Vanda coerulea, Sobralia macrantha, and Zygopetalum mackayi all do well; miltonias do not. C74-14+ 0
COOL-GROWING PLANTS: Two Basic Elements in Their Culture Lower the night-time temperature and provide a moist/windy atmosphere. ODA77(3)-5 0

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