Category: Cymbidiums

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CYMBIDIUMS: Early Flowering Culture

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Early; Promoting Flowering

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Eye Injuries Caused

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago Leaves have sharp points which can damage eye-balls, so take care. OD74-136 Read More
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CYMBIDIUMS: Feeding Program

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Fertilizer for Blooms

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Finest Specimens in Nature

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Colors and Shading

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Opening

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Spike, or Growth Shoot?

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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
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CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Spike Removal

Posted by Sys Admin almost 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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