COLD PROTECTION: In Sudden Cold Spells

Ailments Culture Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index
In Florida plants grown in the open can can be moved to a closed area; if the forecast is for 40 deg.F. or lower, move them into a glass house or into the home, or cover with polyethylene; turn on overhead sprinklers; unmoveable plants can be wrapped with newspapers and tied. F70-164+; F77-158+
Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

More The Orchid Doctor Articles under the Heading Cold Protection

Cold Protection Comments
COLD PROTECTION: In Sudden Spells In Florida plants can be moved inside the home or covered with polyethylene; overhead sprinklers can be turned on; for these and other cautionary measures refer to F85-157 0
COLD PROTECTION: In Texas Details of winter cover of polyethylene supported by wood frame and clothesline for temporary structure in emergency. A86-918 0
COLD PROTECTION: Of Cymbidiums A killing frost is about 27 deg.F; to protect exposed plants, carry them indoors; in a semi-closed area burn hibachis or wood stoves to keep temperature above freezing; cover area with polyethylene; if electric outlets are available use heaters, or several infra-red bulbs; best is to turn on overhead sprinklers before 32 deg.F. and let run all night and next day until ice is washed away. C72-26 0

New Topics

  1. Robert H. Findlay asked question sideways images in category Site Navigation
  2. Khanh tran asked question Arranges Elro in category General Discussion
  3. John Small asked question Which is correct? in category General Discussion
  4. Jean Seymour asked question Can someone give me the name of this orchid? in category Phalaenopsis
  5. Debbie Chase asked question Help to Identify Orchid in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Jim Williams commented on topic "Arranges Elro" by Khanh tran
  2. Carol Holdren commented on topic "sideways images" by Robert H. Findlay
  3. John Small commented on topic "Which is correct?" by John Small
  4. Mo Chen commented on member plant Holc. kimballianum by Mo Chen
  5. Fran Fassman commented on orchid E. Thomas Fennell
  6. Lauren Hutchison commented on topic "Unmatched Oncidium Alliance Orchid" by Colin Campbell
  7. Lauren Hutchison commented on member plant Oip. Celtic Sun 'Maya' by Dex W
  8. Lauren Hutchison commented on member plant Phalaenopsis Tristar by Lauren Hutchison
  9. Lauren Hutchison commented on member plant Phal. OX Golden Apple 'Honeycrisp' by William Gorski
  10. Debbie Chase commented on topic "Help to Identify Orchid " by Debbie Chase
  11. Tien Pham commented on member plant V. Yip Sum Wah 'Flame' by Tanya Lam
  12. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Can someone give me the name of this orchid?" by Jean Seymour
  13. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Spathoglotis plicata (Ground Orchid) by Frances LaVigne
  14. Frances LaVigne commented on member plant Grt. Rosy Jewel var. alba by Frances LaVigne
  15. Barry Mellefont commented on article "ANTS: Nesting Between Osmunda and Bark Slab Requires Control Safe for Visiting Hummingbirds" by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)
  16. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Bc. Jairak Kiku 'Jairak kiku' by Frances LaVigne
  17. Frances LaVigne commented on member plant C. purpurata var. (flammea x sanguinea) by Carol Holdren
  18. Frances LaVigne commented on member plant Ascda. Kulwadee Fragrance by Frances LaVigne
  19. Melvin Waki commented on member plant Hwra. Lava Burst by Jeanne M Uzar
  20. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Den. Ruth Chun's Gemini by Melvin Waki