Category: Phalaenopsis

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PHALAENOPSIS: Flower Stem Removal

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago To allow stems to remain on plant for more than one year is a mistake; it weakens plants; they do not make growth if in bloom; the turgidity of leaves may increase, F76-134 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Flower Stem Crooked and Discolored

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago It is a sure sign of virus; destroy plant immediately. F77-16 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Flower Stems, Cutting Them Off

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Do not cut back below the first vegetative bud; cutting the stem base stops their ability to flower again, with rare exceptions. A75-124; A78-812 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Flowering Controlled with Artificial Lighting

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago It is neither effective or necessary because their response is to temparature of about 60 to 65 deg.F. at night and a daylength of from 12 to 16 hours; by pinching spikes just below the bottom flow... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Flowering Time Controlled

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Pinch the flower stems just below the uppermost (first) vegetative buds; keep them cool and humid; they will branch anew and flower in 70 to 90 days earlier in a tempera- ture of 65 to 80 deg.F, ra... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Growing Pots in a Pipe-rack on a Vertical Plane

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago In South Flor- ida growers improve on the growth and flowering by racking pots on shelves of parallel pipes adjusted to take different size pots; all face south; pots are tipped slightly to shed wa... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Growth Affected by Flowering

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Plants grow faster if the flower spikes are removed to divert development. A75-803Plants grow faster if the spikes are removed to divert development. A85-1435 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Leaves; Under Lights

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Large splotchy green areas are caused by sprays of metaldehyde, at times. A80-110 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Leaves as Indicators

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Better flower quality comes from plants with leaves of a rounder look. ODA78(l)-24 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Light Requiremnts

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago The optimum growth was achieved in California using 1,250 to 1,500 fc. FR112 Read More

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