COELOGYNE CRISTATA: Growing Technique

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.


This article references Coel. cristata.
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From April to September is the growing season so water it well and keep it well lighted; from October onward give it no water, until spikes appear in late winter, or early spring; the bulbs shrivel a bit. OR74-146
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COELOGYNE CRISTATA: Flowering Strains There must be plants of different strains because some are more free flowering than others; excellent plants many years old refuse to bloom for years. OR77-78 0
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