The temperature structure of this month should have the following values:
K: tags +16°, at night + 12-13°C,
T: tags +18-21°, at night + 16-18°C,
W: tags +24°, at night +21 °C.
The now relatively higher humidity of the average climate also influences the corresponding conditions under glass or indoors. Artificial humidification is not required to the same extent as in the previous months. However, the need for moisture increases again, when falling outside temperatures require increased heating, through which the air humidity is reduced. The pouring is reduced; in principle, a gradual reduction should always be aimed for. Actions of this kind should never be taken suddenly. Shadow is no longer required. All glass surfaces should be cleaned, so that the light can act as unhindered as possible. There is still plenty of ventilation available on mild days, however, any drafts must be avoided.
Cattleya: Plants with visible bud formation are kept moist. For winter- and spring bloomers begin the dormant period, provided that the annual shoots are fully developed. Gradual dehydration initiates the rest period; however, the bulbs are prevented from shrinking under all circumstances. In the course of the autumn weeks there was another through-shoot in blooming plants, so there are only two options: Either you leave the instinct, which does not grow to normal size and u. U. suppresses bud formation, or one breaks it out in the first stage.
Laelia: The plants that have been treated like Cattleya up to now can be kept cooler and airier during the rest period.
Cymbidium: They remain cool and airy with moderate humidity. Stagnant moisture leads to the loss of the roots.
Paphiopedilum: Uniform bale moisture and sufficient humidity are a prerequisite for proper development of the flowers. Negligence in treatment leads to red spider infestation within the next few months, causing leaf damage.
Odontoglossum: O. grande must no longer be injected; Occasional moistening of the plant material is sufficient for the existence of the plants. When the flower buds appear, the humidity should be increased again. O. crispum and hybrids require cool, humid air and temperatures around + 12 ° C with uniform bale moisture. O. citrosmum must be kept dry after the shoots have finished, otherwise it will not bloom.
Dendrobium: D. nobile and relatives rest cool and dry. D. phalaenopsis is still in flower; After the end, the rest period begins moderately damp at around + 15-18 ° C.
Miltoma: Temperatures slightly higher than in summer; the plants are to be kept roughly like Cattleya.
Calanthe: The leaves begin to die off, as the buds develop, the moisture remains constant until blooming. Then the tubers rest completely dry.