June-July - Monthly work calendar
These two months are to be regarded as the high points of the development. The transplanting is finished, only the summer-flowering Cattleya are transplanted immediately after the pile is finished. The maintenance work must now be given the greatest possible attention on an ongoing basis. Only species that need particularly warmth and young plants need additional heating. Consequences of being extremely humid after long periods of good weather, cool days, pour and spray carefully; Permanent shadows are removed temporarily. Plants in the best development can now be fertilized; Good rooting is a prerequisite. Compare that which is explained in detail in the section "Diet".
The temperature control for the orchids that are to be kept cool can cause some difficulties on particularly hot days. Frequent spraying as a possibility, lower the heat, leads u. U. excessive compost moisture. Only in a community with ample shade and strong ventilation can one create bearable conditions for Cymbidium, Odontoglossum crispum and hybrids, Odontoglossum grande, Masdevallia u. a.
Cattleya: Plants that developed very early can be so advanced by mid to late July, that the annual drive matures. Unless flowering is expected in the foreseeable future, it seems almost impossible, to begin the required rest period. One must accept another drive as inevitable, without having any guarantee, that it becomes as big as normal and ends with the formation of a flower sheath.
Paphiopedilum: Sufficient shade is particularly important, which can stay constant during these months. By constantly keeping the environment moist, especially among the plants, one ensures rising damp, which Paphiopedilum especially love in alignment with local conditions.
Cymbidium: You should have that much air by now, that the leaves are constantly being moved slightly.
Calanthe: High temperature and a lot of humidity in combination with liquid fertilization promote the development of the bulbs to a large extent.