Orchids forum: Cymbidiums - Impressive Orchids for the House and Garden

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Name: Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Cana
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Todd_Boland
Mar 13, 2010 7:32 PM CST
A link to an article I wrote for Dave's Garden on growing Cymbidiums.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2728/

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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Mar 14, 2010 9:52 AM CST
Thanks Todd,
This doesn't sound too intimidating for a newbie like me,
now if I can just find one to buy!
lindsey
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Mar 14, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Nice article Todd! Here in So. Cal. we usually grow the large , tropical types. If our summer isn't too hot, for too long, they do very well outside, but when we have a long, hot summer, they fail to bloom, even with the cold nights in the late fall. Three of my four bloomed this year, but after a few of those hot summers, they weren't spectacular. I grow mine in straight bark, and the problem is that it breaks down too fast, so they get repotted too often, and like most orchids, they prefer to be pot-bound. I live in an area where there is a concentration of Vietnamese, and they grow them in full calif. sun. I have even seen them sheared back to about 4 inches. I don't know how long they last that way, but it seems to work for them.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Apr 30, 2010 8:02 PM CST
More on cymbidiums:
http://gardeningisezee.com/?p=456
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 3, 2011 9:50 PM CST

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Read to the end, the title is deceiving.... Smiling
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jan 4, 2011 4:39 AM CST
Very interesting. Did you move yours? Will you divide it too?
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jan 4, 2011 6:39 AM CST

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I will move it today into a warm spot. I will not divide it yet, first it has to bloom!
Btw Mr Cym/Andy is Andy Easton, he knows what he is talking about. He is a professional grower/hybridizer.
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jan 4, 2011 4:34 PM CST
I have grown several Chinese cyms in the warm room in the past with no luck so I'll wait and see how it works for you.
Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Jan 4, 2011 5:33 PM CST

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My Cym ensifolium got chilled outside and I kept it in the coldest spot on the North door in the greenhouse until today. I moved it near a warm vent into a sunny spot. Now let's see what happens. I understand this, that one needs for one cycle to keep it cool and then warm it.
Name: Kathy
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boojum
Jan 4, 2011 6:30 PM CST
Right now 2 of my hybrids with chinese cym parents and one sinense is in bud in the cool room. I might move the others to the warmth in early spring if you are successful.

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