Category: Phalaenopsis

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PHALAENOPSIS: Life of Cut Flower-stems

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago It can be prolonged to nine weeks, re-cut the stems under water at a 45 degree angle, change the water in the vase every four days and recut the stems each time; do not keep the flowers in the same... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Mesophyll Cell Collapse

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago In early spring the cells collapse after exposure to cold; they show yellow depressed streaks, turn tan color and become pitted with black. AH86-108 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Micro-fungi Infection

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Perceived as a new disease in the U.S., it starts with ill-defined yellowing at the leaf edge, spreads inward, sometimes the leaf looks reddish-brown and dehydrated; then it moves to the next leaf;... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Node Culture for Propagation

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago The base of the bract must be removed by cutting into the epidermal layer or tannin discoloration in the tubes can occur. A87-403 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: One Out of Many Does Not Bloom

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Much more light than is normal, up to 2500 foot-candles will sometimes induce them to bloom. A82-1259 Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Pitting of Leaves

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago It resembles virus symptoms but it can be induced by submitting mature plants to temperatures of 35 tc 45 dF with the amount of pitting depending on the duration of the cold; young leaves are more ... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Pointers

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago Remove the old flowering spikes close to the base of the plant to give them a chance to store carbohydrates for new flowering; before re-potting, wai t for a new leaf growth in the crown to indicat... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Potting in Bark

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago They will grow in gravel, sand, cork, lava, pumice, redwood chips, coconut hair, charcoal, foam rubber, etc., but bark is conventional; let it soak in water from three to 10 hours, sized according ... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Potting Medium Most Suitable

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago It is that one which holds the right amount of moisture between waterings; the key is to get a condition which allows air to have access to the roots and still retain moisture; the combinations for... Read More
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PHALAENOPSIS: Problems Galore

Posted by Sys Admin over 3 years ago And their controls, all the pests and diseases that have attacked them, ailments, virus infections and pests described and illustrated, with the current cult- ural or chemical control proposed; ref... Read More

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