Category: Cymbidiums

CYMBIDIUMS: Flower Spikes

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Generally originate from one or more of the basal eyes of the maturing new growth; or, from a year-old growth sometimes just above one that flowered the previous year; rarely on a backbulb. OD70-238 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Flowers, Influencing Their Colors

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Addition of minerals to the potting medium may be less easy than dyeing the flowers after they open. A62-562; A62-925 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Flushing with Tide Detergent

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago In a hot area of California, for seven years Tide was used to flush out pots every September 1, then watered for two weeks before applying high phosphate and potash fertilizer; heavy flowering; ref... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Forcing Flower Production

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Heat is used by commercial growers to advance time of flowering; two or three weeks may be gained by raising temperatures above 55 deg.F. but less than 60 deg.F.; bud drop may occur over 60 deg.F. ... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Fungus Spots on Flowers

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Mold settles on nectar exudate and blemishes cut flowers; use a light fog spray from the back of the flower at moderate distance; spraying from the front can disturb the pollen, turn lip black brui... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Grown Outside

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago If grown too cold too long and brought in to a warm area after spikes have formed, flowers will not develop properly. RMH Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Growth When Pot-bound

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Not advised; culture is more important; pot-bounding has little effect; many do well enough when pot-bound but only a few exceptions seem to benefit. A73-81 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Hardening of Flowers

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago They stand up better if cut after 10 full days after opening on the stem. A63-896 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Ice Water Used to Induce Flowering

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago Tests: in 1957 four plants produced 17 spikes the next year without ice-water eight spikes; refer to A59-244; ice treatment worked in Florida; refer to A59-596; it did not work in Florida; refer to... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: In Ground Beds

Author is Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 3 years ago For advantages and disadvantages, refer to OA77-122+In mild climate zones they can be grown in a variety of mixes piled on top of well-drained garden soil, preferably very coarse bark, volcanic roc... Read More

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