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Is it too early to put a Cymbidium outdoors?

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    Default Is it too early to put a Cymbidium outdoors?

    I bought a cymbidium at a show and wanted to know if it is too soon to put it outside. The days are about 60 F during the day and 30ish at night.

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    In the spring, mine were the first to go out ,and stayed out unless it got to freezing/32.

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    Mine are outdoors already (except for devonianum, in full bloom, and sinense and ensifolium) even though the temps are supposed to drop to 35 tonight. Take care, Eric Muehlbauer

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    Some are reportedly tolerant of temps below freezing, but as with similar reports for other kinds of plants, I just don't trust them. If your temperatures are still going below the frozen line, I'd wait. Have lost too many plants that way, and you don't need sub-freezing temperatures to get them to bloom: down to 35 will get the job done....

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    Good, because I'm putting it outside!

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