OUTDOORS GROWING: In Florida

Culture Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 5 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index
12 popular plants which survive year round in the open; Laelia rubescens, Cattleya skinneri, Dendrobium nobile, D. aggregatum, Encyclia radiata, E. cochleata, E. cordigera, E. alata, E. bractescens, E. tampensis, Epidendrum nocturnum, E. ciliare; with culture notes. F85-14; 79; -- 13 more names, 105

In areas where freezing does not occur, plants are attached to the east side of oak trees, aided by bits of staghorn fern, etc. F85-4

Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

More The Orchid Doctor Articles under the Heading Outdoors Growing

Outdoors Growing Comments
OUTDOORS GROWING: In Miami Area "grow or go" applies to orchids of minor importance in a large garden; plants are attached especially to oak trees on the east side at a point where water sprinklers hit a window-screener pouch with osmocote placed just above each plant for leaching downwards; compatibility between staghorn and orchids noted; eleven years of success. F85-4 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: In Minnesota Plants grown in full sun eight hours a day all summer until frost, flowered much better than those grown outside in shade; especially vandas and cattleyas. OIE85-19 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: In Southern California In the Hollywood area the following plants can be grown: Epidendrums, eight popular Laelia species, three Lycastes, Dendrobiums, Cattleyas, Encyclias, Oncidiums and many others; perhaps 90% of all common orchids are hardy in that area; for names, details, refer to A87-239 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: In Summer For pointers on when to move them, where to put them, what to do for pests and other problems, such as when the owner is absent refer to Ca82-82(5)-39 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: List of Plants These are recommended: cymbidiums, dendrobiums, coelogynes, bifrenarias, odontoglossums, masdevallias, stanhopeas, pleiones, laelias, vandas (strap-leaf and terete),, OD87-59 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: New England Area Grow them in a lath house; for details of placement, watering, fertilizing, spraying, etc. refer to ODA75(2)-21+ 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: Requirements for Locality Warm days are needed with cool nights, frost, but no freezing, good humidity in summer and dry in winter, approximately 20 inches of rain annually, and not many summer days over 100 deg.F. OD78-63 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: Return of Plants to Greenhouse in the Fall Sanitize every pot by drenching it in malathion solution at the rate of 1tpg. to treat for a variety of insects; let them dry outside first, if returning them to the home. A86-586 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: Return to Greenhouse Two sprayings a week apart are recommended : 1. Cygon+Benlate+Kelthane, and 2. Malathion+Captan+ Kelthane. A84-467 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: Summer Care Cool and intermediate plants benefit from being placed outside in northern latitudes; move the cool ones when night temperature is above 50 dF; return them to the greenhouse by mid-September; place under trees in a sheltered area, watch out especially for slugs, cold spells, hot dry spells; refer to Ca82(5)-39 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: Treatment Before Moving Back to Greenhouse Recommended is a drench in Diazinon, two pints to 100 gals of water, or in proportion. A80-1216 0
OUTDOORS GROWING: Virginia Area Plants respond dramatically to the change to outdoors; climatic factors and culture are important; refer to A75-507+ see also Cool growing 0

New Topics

  1. Gail Santini asked question Help ID this yellow phal. in category General Discussion
  2. Debra Johnson asked question Cattleya Alliance Members in category General Discussion
  3. Key Stage asked question Paph Harry Stage in category General Discussion
  4. Chris Tyrie asked question Plants for sale in category General Discussion
  5. Peter Collis asked question Parentage of Vandachostylis Conference Gold in category General Discussion

New Comments

  1. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Eny. Exotic Seashell by Steven Kirincich
  2. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Lc. Little Oliver by Steven Kirincich
  3. Susan LE commented on topic "Paph Harry Stage" by Key Stage
  4. Susan LE commented on scheduled event "Tamiami International Orchid Festival" by Miami Orchid Society
  5. Susan LE commented on article "Orchid Wiz - what will we do without you?" by Carol Holdren
  6. Susan LE commented on member plant Coel. rochussenii 'Waki' by Melvin Waki
  7. Susan LE commented on member plant Bsn. Maikai var. Louise by Sandi Block-Brezner
  8. Susan LE commented on member plant Rlc. Beauty Girl by Blanca Acosta
  9. Mary Lane commented on member plant Den. lindleyi by Mary Lane
  10. António Almeida commented on article "Angraecum Culture with Semi-Hydroponic Techniques" by Tom Kuligowski
  11. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Walden's Glen by Jeanne M Uzar
  12. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Oconee 'Mendenhall' by Jeanne M Uzar
  13. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Memoria Helen Brown var. Sweet Afton by Jeanne M Uzar
  14. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Blc. Magic Meadow 'Napolean' by Jeanne M Uzar
  15. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Ctt. Fire Dance 'Patricia' by Robert Rand
  16. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Bsn. Maikai by Robert Rand
  17. Pam Lipscomb commented on member plant Rth. Love-Love x Rth. Tsiku Lily by Robert Rand
  18. Carol Holdren commented on topic "Cattleya Alliance Members " by Debra Johnson
  19. Stefan Neher commented on orchid Bl. Joanne Singer
  20. Chuck Storey commented on member plant Blc. Sea Swirl 'Whirlpool' by Jeanne M Uzar