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"Cold" Bloomers

This is a discussion on "Cold" Bloomers within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; With the exception of cymbidiums, I have not had much luck with orchids that prefer ...

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    Default "Cold" Bloomers

    With the exception of cymbidiums, I have not had much luck with orchids that prefer to spike during the coldest months. They always end up being messed up one way or the other.

    Here are some pictures of those that made it, although not entirely unscathed.

    Epc. Siam Jade AM/CST
    All but one flower blasted - you can see the naked spike on the lower right. The flower buds did not like being in the greenhouse, they did not like being inside the house either. If it keeps this up next season, it will be on its way to the S.T.O.P. box
    Also, anyone know what award body is CST?


    NOID oncidium alliance orchid.
    This was a pretty one given to me by Katie (Desertgal).
    It spike originally had 8 lateral branches but before all the buds could open, the spike dried up all the way down, only sparing the lowest lateral branch.
    The flowers are quite large. From the very top of the flower all the way down to the bottom it measured a bit over 2 inches.


    Close up of the flowers


    One of my few cymbidiums with a proper ID tag:
    Cym. (Via Ireland 'Delightful' x La Costa Elf 'White Princess' ) 'Winter Mist'
    The breeder must have gone to town with crossing this one

    It did not have as many flowers compared to when I originally bought it, but the flowers this time are much bigger than last season.

    One of the drawbacks of a healthy cymbdium. It needs its own apartment

    I need to divide this one once the weather warms up or I will end up buying a forklift.


    ~John

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    These are some nice pictures and orchids.

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    (quote)One of the drawbacks of a healthy cymbidium. It needs its own apartment.

    WOW!!!!! I believe that. It is beautiful.

    I have tried a lot of different orchids but cymbidium and Masdevallia do not like my growing conditions. I do a terrific job of killing them. I would love to be able to grow a cmybidium without having it slowly die within one year. I have given up on trying to grow them.

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    Well John I have the perfect solution for you. Just sent those disappointing chids my way.
    I know they would be happy here in sunny Fl. I think they're all quite lovely!

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    All very nice!!

    Cheers,
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    I LOVE that cymbidium! I wish I could grow them, but im to afraid the S Florida heat would just kill them. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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    The Cymbidium is just lovely! But huge, that's why I don't have any.

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    They are all pretty but I like the Cym the best. BRAVO !!!!
    Cin

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    There are smaller cymbid's that like Florida and you can grow them in the ground.
    Connie

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    Nice cym. I've been toying with trying Epc. Siam Jade as it seems to stay relatively short. Understand the flowers only last a couple of weeks though. Bit of a bummer that.

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