STEMS, FLOWERING: Too Weak to Hold Up Flowers Without Staking

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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It is partly a genetic problem but the better the light and the better the culture, the stronger the stems; weak light, crowding, and higher night temperature contribute to weak stems. A68-1107
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