Category: Paph Alliance

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Roots Are Phototropic

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Growing in white plastic pots roots mass on the side of the pot facing the sun. OD70-136 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Roots Lost on Purchased Plants

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago As the roots were lost six to 12 months after the purchase it must have been due to excess fertilization or salts in the water supply, with periodic drying. A76-611 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Shading Required in New Jersey

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago About 75 or 80% shade is required in summer. A74-708 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Staking of Flowers

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Usually done to present the flower in an upright position; in nature, the dorsal sepal prevents rain from filling the pouch so the pollinator will not drown; as the bud opens, tilt the pot forward ... Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Stem Length

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago It is controllable in many plants; short stems may be caused by too low night temperatures during the flowering season or too high light intensity; 60 deg.F. and reasonable shade give good stem len... Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Stems Are Too Short

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago They are grown under too much light. A76-206 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Temperatures to Set Bulbs

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago The time of year to set low temperatures varies with the species; some need 55 deg.F. nights for two to three weeks beginning in March; December and January types need 55 deg.F. for two to three we... Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Water in Pouches

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago To drain them, pierce the bottom of the slipper with a needle; place powdered fungicide inside the slipper; use cotton covered toothpicks to mop it up. ODA69-112 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Water Is Their Basic Need

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Rod McLellan grew 15 plants for five years in a tray of water one inch deep, and had flowers just as prolific as from plants watered several times a week. OD69-307 Read More

PAPHIOPEDILUMS: Water Needed

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Leaves may be yellowish-green, stunted, and may be flaccid because of too little water. A78-606 Read More

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