Category: Culture

Orchids And The persistent Whitefly

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted almost 3 years ago Most orchid species are susceptible to whiteflies. These insects are attracted to the softer parts of the plants, where they can easily suck the sap. These persistent pests have, unfortunately deve... Read More

Summers And Your Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted almost 3 years ago With summers in full swing, the soaring temperatures and accompanying dry wind is a killer for man and plants alike, especially in the dry tropics. While man can take shelter, the plants have to be... Read More

Making Name Labels For Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted almost 4 years ago With spring peeping through the leaves, the need for repotting will present itself for some of your orchids. With repotting you will also be requiring new labels for the newly repotted orchids. Nam... Read More

Growing Your Cymbidiums

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted about 4 years ago There a large number of both tree growing Cymbidiums as well as ground growing ones. These are easy to grow orchids in general and show tolerance to a wide range of temperatures, especially the epi... Read More

Orchids Need To be Labelled

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Labelling your orchids is very important. Every experienced orchidologist, or rather anyone working with plants in general, will advise beginners as well as old hands to always label the plants. Wh... Read More

Alternative Of Urea for Orchids

Author is Anu Dharmani, posted over 4 years ago Once we learnt to how to produce fertilizers for plants, there was a tremendous sprout in their use. Urea was an early entrant in the list of artificially prepared commercial fertilizer. Though it ... Read More

LIME: Oyster Shell, Its Characteristics

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago It is calcium carbonate lime; ground up shells comes in coarse type for chicken scratch or flour type used by many orchid growers. C74-51 Read More

ANGRAECUMS: Minimum Optimums

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago 55 degrees F. at night; 50% relative humidity; 2,000 fcs. winter, 4,000 fcs. summer. AU71-135 Read More

SOLAR RADIATION: U.S. Cities Table

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Three-year average solar radiation square feet of horizontal surface for peak summer months; about 70 cities listed; highest radiation is in Phoenix with 200; lowest is Caribou, ME. at 115. (RMH) Read More

ZINC: Galvanized Lined Water Tanks

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago If you are in doubt about possible damage, paint the coating with a pure-asphalt paint such as Gilsonite. A81-526 Read More

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