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cymbidium orchid question

This is a discussion on cymbidium orchid question within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hello I need some help with 1 of my cyms. I have had it grow ...

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    Hello I need some help with 1 of my cyms. I have had it grow 3 new pbulbs since I got it several months ago and everyone has rotted. It won't let me post a pic so I'll explain. My growing conditions are it is on my south facing deck with only morning sun under a canopy. It is in bark with a free draining pot. I have been watering with a high nitro fert since the flowers finished and it was repotted when it went out of bloom. I use bamboo skewers so it's not being over watered. Now i did move it and it got thoroughly drowned and was repotted into smaller pot, but that was after it lost the first 2 pbulbs. Since the second repot it started the 3rd pbulb,but it looks like it's now rotting too. I am at a loss here as to what is happening. The other cym is on east side of my house and it is doing great the 2 pbulbs that it's growing seem fine...that's why I moved the other 1 there thinking it would help that maybe it was too hot. Sorry for the long post thanks for any ideas

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    Two things that could be happening: Either a very volatile Cymbidium fungus, i got it once and i had to destroy 60 of my 65 Cymbidiums (never put infected plants in the compost or rubbish, incinerate them), and if the rotting pbulbs smell rather putrid, thats the one, other theory is that there is water sitting in the axles of the leaves, which can cause a form of crown rot. I ideally water in the morning, so it has the day to evaporate, whereas at night it stays on the plant until mid morning the next day and gives fungi and bacteria a chance to set in.

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    Thanks for the help my p-bulbs rot before they get bigger than a loonie or rather little bigger than american quarter. The older p-bulbs are green and firm and there is no smell to them. I just did a quick repot to check the roots very little had to be cut off since the previous repot and there were a couple growing tips. Hopefully it will recover thanks for your help.

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