PLANTS: Companion Plants to Grow with Orchids

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Recommended are: bromeliads, ceropegias, epiphytic ferns, peperomias, anthuriums, small philodendrons, selaginellas, pa 1ms, alocacias. ODA78(2)-16
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PLANTS: Companions in the Greenhouse They are a constant source of trouble: anthuriums, caladiums, crotons, gardenias and stephanotis are a favorite host for mites, aphids, mealeybugs and scale. AH3 0
PLANTS: Grown to Optimum Capacity A sign of this is when all leaves will be wide open upon appearance. OD68-305 0
PLANTS: Imported Into the Country To start them in the greenhouse, pot in moist medium, and place in a polyethylene bag with the top closed or nearly closed until the roots show. A77-209 0
PLANTS: Imported Species Legal restrictions on importing all species became a reality early in 1977 with the implementation of the International Convention trade restrictions on Endangered and Threatened Species of Flora and Fauna; to import them it is necessary to have proper documents issued by the government agency of country of origin. A77-103; A77-302 0
PLANTS: New to the Greenhouse Isolation for a time for disease control is recommended before introducing new plants into the collection; they should be isolated for at least a week; many of them can be diseased; appropriate sprays or controls are a must. OD67-50 0
PLANTS: New to Your Greenhouse Welcome them with an invigorating libation of a sugar solution at the rate of 3ttpg. and moisten them with the spray; or, crush one Stress Tab (B vitamin) in a gallon of water and anoint them; or, use a Superthrive solution as a pick-me-up. OIE85Sept-6 0
PLANTS: Rootless To hold them steady in the pot, take a wine cork and attach a wire to it and to the middle of the plant rhizome so that it hangs down like a boat anchor in the middle of the potting mix when the pot is filled. Ca81-(l)-8 0
PLANTS: Survival Insurance for the Grower Divide each valuable plant, arrange with a growing mate to exchange cherished items and by means of these back-ups act as mutual insurance agents for each other; you could also have it mericloned to be fully certain. AU84-274 0
PLANTS: Tying Them Up Any method of keeping plants upright is beneficial, especially for people to see the flowers; use stakes, string, coated wire, clothes hangers cut to size, weighted fishline strung over a high hanger. F87-35 0

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