NITROGEN: Properties

Culture Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 5 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index
Regardless of application to non-orchids, final form taken up is mostly nitrate, readily absorbed by roots; readily leached from soil; forms no insoluble complexes. OD67-219; this does not hold for most orchids -- NH4 is used as readily as N03. OWD
Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

More The Orchid Doctor Articles under the Heading Nitrogen

Nitrogen Comments
NITROGEN: Ammoniacal Source Urea nitrogen is not as readily usable as ammoniacal nitrogen and ammonium nitrate was added to a commercial fertilizer before application. OIE-RMH 0
NITROGEN: Best Amount for Cattleyas For cattleyas grown in glass marbles 50 ppm. is good; optimal is 100 ppm. equivalent to 4.5 oz. of ammonium nitrate in 100 gals, water, quite low; one oz. in 7,830 gals, is 1 ppm. C72-223; OA79-129; OR74-135 0
NITROGEN DEFICIENCY: In Bark The function of organisms; leaf coloring significance; growth; correction; for analysis, refer to A67-472+ 0
NITROGEN: Function as Fertilizer Large amounts are required for continued production of new cells. AU75-45Used by the plant to make healthy green leaves and stems; it promotes strong green foliage. A70-139Used in excess of requirements it causes plants to grow soft and dark green; will not produce good flowers; bifoliate cattleyas such as C.Portia and C.Porcia do not require as much nitrogen as the regular unifoliates. A71-400Used in increasing amounts, it is found that dramatic reduction in growth in cattleyas follows an increase in nitrogen levels; possibility of a limiting factor exists. OA79-131+; absolutely wrong. OWD 0
NITROGEN: Optimal Amounts 100 parts ppm. appear to be optimal for phalaenopsis and cymbidiums, for cattleyas, 50ppm. SA85-168 0
NITROGEN: Parts Per Million for Maximum Growth Experiments indicated that 113 or 114 ppm., or approximately 100 ppm., equivalent to 4.5 oz. of ammonium nitrate in 100 gals. water was best. OR74-135 0
NITROGEN SHOCK: Reducing Nitrogen Sharply in August In the Midwest, where cool August nights seldom occur, buds can be initiated for winter flowering by the reduction of nitrogen; applied to cymbidiums. A67-12 0
NITROGEN: The Most Important Element It needs traces of molybdenum for its assimilation by plants; it has an effective range from pH 5 to 9; below or above that, the plant is unable to use it sufficiently. OA78-50; no, this is not true. OWD 0

New Topics

  1. Kim Loan T Nguyen asked question Brassolaeliocattleyamaianh in category General Discussion
  2. Paula Milano asked question Pot. Hawaiian prominence america red orchid in category General Discussion
  3. ETHEL HAY asked question Name of this orchid in category General Discussion
  4. Joe L asked question ID of this Oncidium? in category Oncidium Alliance
  5. Edward Zapata started topic Cymbidium Helen Bannerman in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Brassolaeliocattleyamaianh " by Kim Loan T Nguyen
  2. David garcia commented on member plant Myrmecophilia tibicinis stromburgkia trumpet player by David garcia
  3. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Bc. Maikai by William Gorski
  4. Joe L commented on topic "ID of this Oncidium? " by Joe L
  5. Robert H. Findlay commented on member plant Sngl. macloughlinii by Nicholas Stein
  6. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Name of this orchid" by ETHEL HAY
  7. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Pot. Hawaiian prominence america red orchid" by Paula Milano
  8. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Mystery Orchid" by David Hickman
  9. Edward Zapata commented on topic "Lady Bug or dangerous bug" by John Small
  10. Wyatt Parker commented on member plant Zygopetalum var. Big Red One by Wyatt Parker
  11. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Renantanda Sunrise 'Prasongs' by Andrew Chan
  12. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Dendrobium No I’d. HELP!" by Rae Walker
  13. Carol Holdren commented on article "CATTLEYAS: Control of Blooming Time" by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)
  14. Carol Holdren commented on member plant Lc. Nice Holiday 'Suntopia' by William Gorski
  15. Robert H. Findlay commented on topic "Phragmipedium Cape Sunset or Eric Young?" by Darrin Duling
  16. Robert H. Findlay commented on member plant Phrag. Ecuagenera Dream by Robert H. Findlay
  17. Tatjana Opekunova commented on article "CATTLEYAS: Reasons for Non-flowering" by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)
  18. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Need ID, Please" by Oliver Quin Surco
  19. Sara D commented on member plant Phal. bellina var. Coerulea by Sara D
  20. Debbie Chase commented on topic "Identify This Orchid " by Debbie Chase