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 almost 4 years ago.

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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

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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

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