Category: Cymbidiums

CYMBIDIUMS: Compost of Live Forest Moss

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Not expected to be satisfactory over a long period; would prefer a harder and more fibrous material such as peat moss and bark, for lasting quality. A65-910 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Brittleness in Half-grown Stems

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago If breakage is frequent it can be attributed to a boron deficiency; dissolve one level teaspoon of borax in 1 quart of water, take one level teaspoon of the solution and put that in one quart of wa... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Bud Fall

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago A problem after buds have developed at 50 deg.F.; avoid removing them to a location where night temperature exceeds 58 deg.F. because buds will likely fall off. OA79-184 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Concolor or Pure-color

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago The advantages of such a flower are: it does not produce any red pigment; when pollen is removed or damage is incurred, the flowers do not turn reddish or collapse; these are assets when the flower... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Buds Open with Brownish Spots

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

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago They stand up better if cut after 10 full days after opening on the stem. A63-896 Read More

CYMBIDIUM MOSAIC VIRUS: Most Common Virus Disease

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Cymbidium Alexanderi 'Westonbirt' is infected in all its divisions; small elongated chlorotic streaks appear on the younger leaves; later widen and elongate and become sharply defined some with isl... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Genetic Charts

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Family trees of each cymbidium given or, graphic or quantitative genetic charts lead to "profiles", relationships, pre- dictions, models of the ultimate great plants, after which we can all relax a... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Growing Them From Seed

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Select brightly colored flowers for crossing, when pods split in eight to ten months, scatter the seed on the compost of the pod plant having watered it a few hours before; label; perhaps from the ... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Watering

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago From November to January root absorption is limited, so water lightly at that time especially for the late bloomers; for drainage use styrofoam granules under a layer of rockwool. OA87-163 Read More

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