Category: Cymbidiums

CYMBIDIUMS: Induced Polyploids

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Tetraploids induced from diploids will revolution- ize the cymbidium industry, is claim. W9-63 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Root Injury in Potting

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Nearly every root more than two inches gets broken in repotting; this has little effect on the plant's ability to grow and bloom on time. A64-583 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Culture Basics

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 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: Breeding

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 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

CYMBIDIUM PUMILUM: Characteristics

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Used to get viable seed as pod-bearing plant; hybrids of it show tendency to flower over many months; succession of spikes is possible; resents greenhouse culture in some places; its hybrids like w... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Flowers Change Color

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Lips and columns turn abnormal red if the an- ther cap is removed by injury or watering as it makes the flowers age more rapidly and vivid changes are shown. AH86-107 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Seasonal Shortage of Flowers

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago The most common reason for failure to flower in the north is shortage of growing season, not enough sunshine, which makes them permanently non-flowering; try warmth starting in February and maybe a... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Sizes

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago A "miniature" in Japan is usually about two feet from bottom of pot to the top of the plant1s spike; "intermediate" there means 3 to 4 feet; standards are the biggest; in the U.S. sizes are for the... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Specimen Plants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Use plastic tubs to reduce weight, also polystyrene as crock; not too deep a pot as compost can get wet and sour; watch for new bulbs piling on old ones in centre; remove old bulbs in centre judici... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Spots and Bumps on Flowers

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Caused by aphids, red spider or insecticide sprays. OD67-105 Read More

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