Category: Paph Alliance

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Palco Wool as Medium

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago They grow poorly in shredded redwood bark, possibly because it is too acid. OD68-9 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Ph of Potting Mix

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago PH is checked every six weeks and when it is under 6.0, too low, plants are watered with dilute dolomite. A75-711 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Pollination

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Column and anthers, location = for an illustration, refer to A57-247Select two plants for hybridization; either remove the pouch of the pod plant, or with a razor slice off the rear of the pouch; u... Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Pollinization

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago The stigma and how to find it: it is a foot-like structure suspended by the column; it hangs down into the pouch; the under surface receives the pollen. A78-309 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Pots and Their Influence on Growth

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Growing them in clear plastic pots produced an improvement in growth almost unbelievable; in dark plastic pots the plants were sick; in clay many grew well. A69-573+ Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Potting Techniques

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Pot firmly without crushing the roots; to examine root development strike the rim of the pot on the bench, examine the roots without disturbing the compost, then replace; new roots show at the side... Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Recovery Treatment for Troublesome Plants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago They were set back because they were potted in live sphagnum moss which has a pH of about 4.5 to 5.0, which is too acid for many paph. species; but in spite of this, when they were watered with rai... Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Repotting

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Caused previous success -- turn to failure; roots were not produced: barely possible the plants needed lime; safely add 1/2 cup of pulverized limestone per cu.ft. of mix. A68-617 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Repotting Frequency Required

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Every two to three years; salt deposits can be controlled by adequate watering; clay and plastic pots do not differ much in salt accumulation. A70-798 Read More

CYPRIPEDIUMS: Culture in Greenhouse

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Bog plants and some orchids grow in wood pots or tubs filled with sods of sphagnum moss with the sand base included; water with rain water or distilled water. A63-439 Read More

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