Category: Cymbidiums

CYMBIDIUMS: Early Flowering Culture

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago A "cycle of earliness" can be maintained by advancing previous dates of the program; in Europe, dividing and repotting start just after December 25; full bloom by mid-October is achieved for many p... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Early; Promoting Flowering

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago When flowering is completed, feed well and increase the temperatures to stimulate growth as in summer; with correct cooling reduce temperatures particularly at night when growths are maturing; advi... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Eye Injuries Caused

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Leaves have sharp points which can damage eye-balls, so take care. OD74-136 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Feeding Program

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Basic is a high nitrogen fertilizer of 30-10-10 or 30-10-12, 1 tpg. every 10 days or two weeks, January to June; 6-30-30 July to December to induce spikes; a top dressing of slow release food such ... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Fertilizer for Blooms

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Mix your own 2-10-10: 3.6 lbs. of Ammonium phosphate (16-20-0); 1 lb. Urea (45-0-0); 5.6 lbs. Phosphoric acid (0-75-0); 10 lbs. Potassium sulphate (0-0-50); 30 lbs. water; makes 4.5 gals, concentra... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Finest Specimens in Nature

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Collectors usually find the best specimens on or near fallen trees where roots can penetrate the rotten wood. A78-713 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Colors and Shading

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Greens stay deep and clear, without muddy bronze tones, whites will stay pure (red pigment will not be enhanced) if they are shaded enough so spikes do not weaken; exceptions are reds and dark pink... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Opening

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Temperatures below 50 deg.F. keep the flowers from opening; over 75 deg.F. flower damage is caused. AU79-37 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Spike, or Growth Shoot?

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Both originate from the same eyes; outcome is influenced by time of year, day length, temperature fluctuation and sunlight intensity. OD70-238 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Spike Removal

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Break off with clean hands rather than by cutting, to curtail spread of virus. A62-98 Read More

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