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FREEZING: Protection with Sheets

Ailments Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 3 years ago.

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Plants outdoors in Florida can be covered overnight with cloth; if plastic is used keep it above the leaf tissue and remove it before the sun hits it in the morning or plants will be damaged or killed. F81-100
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FREEZING: Counteractions to Take If the temperature falls to lower than 20 degrees F., cymbidiums will not recover so attemps to revive them are hopeless. A85-726 0
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FREEZING: Damage to Different Genera At 28 deg.F. leaf burn occurred to odontoglossum hybrids, including odontiodas; completely uninjured were widely-grown species hybrids (27 named) and paphiopedilums (15 named) and cymbidiums. A63-15 0
FREEZING: Of Popular Genera If plant is not completely frozen it may recover; may take three to five years to flower again. A62-399 0
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