Category: Cymbidiums

CYMBIDIUMS: Breeding

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Modern efforts are aimed at producing classic exhibition greens, an FCC in reds before the end of this century; use of colchicine conversion in miniatures; the importance of the converted tetraploi... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Bud Deformation

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago It is impossible to use emulsion concentrates as wet sprays on spikes without deforming the buds even though the open flowers are not harmed; use wettable powders, with a wetting agent at the right... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Bud Drop

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago During hot weather buds drop if the plant has an ancestor C. lowianum 'concolor' which has as its progeny C. Alexanderi 'Westonbirt'. OA86-82 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Buds Open with Brownish Spots

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago If growing outside the buds may have been blown about by wind and rain and brushed up against leaves, etc.; hail is another possible cause; damaged cells are also prone to attack by fungi. A83-1074 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Converted

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Problems of altered clones; refer to OA85-210; proposal for solution, A086-87; the 4n controversy, a scientific view, OA86-122; OR81-172 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Culture

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Expert advice on light, temperature, watering and humidity, fertilizing, potting, dividing, virus and diseases, pests, etc. refer to A85-697;841 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Culture Basics

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago The modern expertise, in some detail: Light, temperature, watering, humidity, fertilizing, repotting, mixes, diseases, and other important aspects, refer to A85-697; 841 Water weekly, never let ... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Differ From Odontoglossums

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago They can be grown in the same cool house, but cymbidiums prefer 48 dF (9 dC), low winter nights and Odonts prefer a couple of degrees higher; cyms need more light therefore benefit from outdoors tr... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Dividing

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Don't divide right after flowering but wait for new growths to appear to make sure of having flowers next season; even dividing after bud initiation in summer improves regrowth and production. OA87... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Don'ts for Growers

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Do not overpot, overwater, allow to dry out, let leaves get direct hot sun, overshade, spray white oil on sunny days, use wet sprays on buds, overfeed with liquid fertilizer, let temperatures rise ... Read More

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