Category: Cymbidiums

CYMBIDIUM HOUSE: Suitable for Cool-growing Botanical Species

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Companion plants can include the following, all aromatic: Cattleya citrina, Epidendrum tampense; Laelia autumnalis, Lycaste aromatica, Odonttoglossum pulchellum; Oncidium ornithorhynchum, Stanhopea... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Cool Nights Are Required to Start Spikes

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago A common belief, but it has not been proven; they spike in California in the hottest months of August, September and October; in Hawaii they spike at about 65 deg.F; it may be a contributing factor... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Crosses

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago To have a chance of obtaining one above-average plant from a cross, a flask of 25 or 50 seedlings is needed; if you cross your own and raise 500 plants the chance is increased. AU79-97 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Culture to Induce Spiking

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago "full-sun" treatment can be successful; give as much sun as possible in the summer including risk of sunburn and with more water and fertilizer, OD68-244The day-night temperature change must be 20 ... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Deformed Buds and Flowers

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Occasionally this is caused by low night temperatures followed by exposure to strong early morning sunlight. AH43 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Die-back of Labellum

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Very cold nights cause tips to die back in certain hybrids. AU78-143 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Divisions

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago How soon do they flower?; blooming age plants after dividing should flower the next season; divide early in April or May; give good culture. A67-812 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Early Flowering, Breeding

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago The greatest value is to the cut-flower trade; an "early" is any flower appearing before January 1, preferably December 20; based on breeding with species: Cym. erythrostylum, Cym. grandiflorum, an... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Early Flowering, Characteristics and Selections

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago For names, etc., refer to OA76-205; OA77-5+ (Jim Burkey); also, OA74, Nov. and Dec. issues, articles by H.Sake 11. Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Early Flowering

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Commercial growers risk loss of income if earlies do not make the Holiday season; they can not compete in quality with the mid-season varieties. RMH Several listed in AU78-82; nine listed in AU7... Read More

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