WINDOW GROWING: Secrets of Successful Procedures

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 7 years ago.

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Use clear plastic containers; get good roots started; watering is critical; humidity should be distinguished from watering, and the means to achieve maximum conditions; light is critical for flowering; condition of the leaves; fertilizer is diluted four or five times; resting vs. growing; suitable plants recommended; the cattleya tribe, oncidiums, mottle-leaved paphs.; phalaenopsis; prefer small plants; refer to ODA78(3)-4+
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WINDOW GROWING: Conditions and Selection of Plants Details on the main steps to be taken: exposure, temperature, humidity, watering; list of plants for a south-, east-, west-, north- exposures; refer :to Ca81(3)-4 0
WINDOW GROWING: Good Results Review of pros and cons relative to humidity, light, watering, pots, mixes, and fertilizers, temperature, pest control, selection of plants; refer to A87-361; A80-1371; A84-266 in an apartment, refer to OD88-17; in an office,- methods, materials, plants, etc. A81-289 0
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WINDOW GROWING: In Nova Scotia Three simple steps to success and how to take them: 1. Make sure of your conditions, 2. Improve them to the optimum level, 3. Select the right plants; lists of plants for different exposures; refer to Ca81(3)-4 0
WINDOW GROWING: In the Pacific Northwest On growing 38 different plants in different windows; refer to OD86-13 0
WINDOW GROWING: Recommended Plants Careful selection of the best cattleyas, phalaenopsis and paphiopedilum; refer to A87-811Phalaenopsis, brassavolas (south exposure) dendrobiums (north exposure); give them air movement. A87-798 0
WINDOW GROWING: Recommended Plants Listed Epidendrum tampense, Epi. difforme, Epiphronitis Veitchii, Paphiopedilum Maudiae 'Magnificum', Brassavola nodosa, Aspasia principissa, and Brapasia Serene. A74-517Smaller Slc. hybrids, Cattleya luteola and its hybrids. A74-237; OD72-59 0
WINDOW GROWING: Success and Failure In New York City, an area 3ft by 2ft by 6ft. is described, with shelves, fluorescent lights, fans, humidifier; plants grown well include Dendrobium nobile hybrids, Cycnoches species, cattleyas, phalaenopsis, etc.; failures were miltoniopsis,paphs., equitant oncidiums, laelias, and others. A84-8J4 0
WINDOW GROWING: The Optimum Number It is limited by the number you can carry to the kitchen sink for watering once or twice a week, perhaps 25. A88-15 0

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