Cymbidium Orchids for beginners – In six easy lessons
Cymbidium Orchids are easy to grow and flower if you treat them well. They are very tough plants, but if you don’t give them reasonable conditions, they will grow larger but not flower well (or at all).
The following documents provide a wealth of information for the beginning grower.
Part 1: 1. What do you expect to achieve in growing your orchids
2. Basic growing conditions
Part 2: 3. Terms used in the industry (mericlones, seedlings, species orchids, ploidy etc )
4. How cymbidiums are named
5. How to select your first orchids – miniature, intermediate and standard size flowers
Part 3: 6. How to get the best out of your orchids
7. Preparing plants coming into flower
8. Orchid club shows and what can be learned from attending a good show
9. Improving your collection
Part 4: 10. Preparing for next season – potting on, dividing, culling
11. Pests and diseases
Part 5: 12. Growing for success – watering, fertilizing etc
13. Where plants come from – species, hybridising, cloning, diploids, triploids, tetraploids
14. Where to source new plants, varieties to grow, and traps to avoid.
Part 6: 15. The internet
17. The future ??
These documents were written by Graham Morris and published in the club newsletter several years ago. Graham has conducted the Cymbidiuim Orchid Club of South Australia Beginners' workshops for many years and the club is very fortunate to have access to his expertise.
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