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Cymbidium Loch Maree Horror

This is a discussion on Cymbidium Loch Maree Horror within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Another important factor you have to consider is the use of fertilizer and growth enhancing ...

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    Another important factor you have to consider is the use of fertilizer and growth enhancing factors like hormones and vitamins which are a part of many products nowadays. For the developmental events like floral initiation and organ formation just a right balance of hormones is needed, skew it slightly and the results will be very different. Plants produce their own hormones in the doses they need but a stronger external application from us can cause an imbalance and lead to various malformations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Another important factor you have to consider is the use of fertilizer and growth enhancing factors like hormones and vitamins which are a part of many products nowadays. For the developmental events like floral initiation and organ formation just a right balance of hormones is needed, skew it slightly and the results will be very different. Plants produce their own hormones in the doses they need but a stronger external application from us can cause an imbalance and lead to various malformations.
    I am glad to hear this from you, Amey... it confirms my own feelings about the application of such things. I only use fertilisers, at half strength, and only at each second or third watering. I also only use rainwater. But it is always possible that I may have overfertilised by mistake in 2010 during a sensitive stage of spike initiation. I am so glad I asked about this: it has been great to receive so much help and attention from members. My sincere thanks to you and everyone.

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    I keep my one cymbidium in full sun..except for the noon hour (Summer time ). if it doesn't get enough light, it won't set healthly strong spikes. In fact, in the Winter, its always in full sun. Just my opinion...Betty

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    I keep my one cymbidium in full sun..except for the noon hour (Summer time ). if it doesn't get enough light, it won't set healthly strong spikes. In fact, in the Winter, its always in full sun. Just my opinion...Betty
    Hey Betty! reading your words again this morning made me feel so good. I am now filled with confidence about my Cymbs- I always was apprehensive about them because of their temp requirements etc, but I had to have them. Hearing from successful growers makes it all suddenly feel possible and I am no longer daunted. I could hug you!

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