Category: Cymbidiums

CYMBIDIUMS: Flowers, Influencing Their Colors

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 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. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 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: Growth When Pot-bound

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 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: Hours of Sunlight Required to Flower

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago It is recommended that to get them to flower they should have 1770 hours of direct sunlight. NZ86-131 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Ice Water Used to Induce Flowering

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 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 Florida

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Breeding and growing standard types in central Florida shows that Cym. lowianum, Cym. eburneum, Cym. insigne and some of their crosses are more likely to bloom, A84-154; 172 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: In Tennessee, Culture

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Outdoors in summer apply three-quarters of a lb. of 20-20-20 or 20-10-10 fertilizer per 100 gals, as a liberal dose instead of every 2nd or 3rd watering; indoors in winter they can be grown with ca... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Intergeneric Crosses

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago Hybrids have been made and documented with such genera as Eulophiella, Bifrenaria, Maxillaria, Zygopetalum; for illus. refer to A87-130 Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Keeping-quality Tests

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 5 years ago For classifications of keeping-quality of four groups of cymbidiums totalling 102 standards and 50 miniatures, both for single flowers and spikes in water alone, or water with a preserver; re- fer ... Read More

CYMBIDIUMS: Fertilizer for Blooms

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