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The age old cymbidium question: new growth or spike?

This is a discussion on The age old cymbidium question: new growth or spike? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This my NOID Chinese Cymbidium, Frigg. I've had her for about 2 years now and ...

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    Default The age old cymbidium question: new growth or spike?

    This my NOID Chinese Cymbidium, Frigg. I've had her for about 2 years now and she has put out significant growth since then.

    I know this is new growth...

    What do you suppose this is?


    It's maybe too early to tell, but the anticipation is killing me. Also, if anyone can ID this by the leaves, I will be throughly amazed.

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    Terry, it may be Cym ensifolium. I am unable to tell if your new growth is a spike or not. Time will tell

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    It could also be cymbidium sinense. I have a couple in bloom right now. the small shoot could be a spike, time will tell.

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    I checked today and it looks like it is going to be a new growth (oh darn!).
    Diane: what do you do to induce them to bloom? Dry off period? Cold treatment? Pictures?

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    growing temps are the important to blooming these. Night temperatures in late summer and early fall (August to October) must be 50 to 60 deg F to initiate flower spikes. Optimum temperatures in winter are 45 to 55 deg F at night and 65 to 75 deg F during the day. But I don't get winter lows on a consistent basis

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    I find the chinese species are VERY hardy. They get down to 35 degrees at night with daytime temps varying between the 50's and the 80's. They are great plants once they get started.

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    Good luck, whatever it is.

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    can anyone identify if this is a new shoot or a flower spike from my cymbidium?
    thank you.

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    New shoot to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidl0v3r View Post
    can anyone identify if this is a new shoot or a flower spike from my cymbidium?
    thank you.

    -france
    Looks like new growth, France, on this cymbidium orchid.

    cheers,
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