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This is a discussion on mini cym culture within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; You won't have to worry about pests if you spray with a systemic insecticide(I use ...
You won't have to worry about pests if you spray with a systemic insecticide(I use orthene) . Mine get sprayed once a month with this ,and I use an insecticidal soap before I bring a bloomer back in the house....to get the critters the systemic hasn't had a chance too.
Now that being said...you might have to deal with squirrels,chipmunks or other varmits.....but not a big problem. I had sunflower seeds sprouting in my orchids one year from the chipmunks.....hubby took care of them...if you know what I mean!
You don't need a setup ..you can set them under trees(off the ground) on a sheltered patio,under the eave, etc....I just would make sure they are not sitting directly on the ground or you will have slugs or snails....orchids love to be outside !!!!!!
Thank you Gilda, but we have tons of squirrels in the area. I have caught them munching on my other plants, buds, etc. So if I put the cyms on the railing of our deck, they will run right up and eat them?
I am not sure which are systemic. I have Physan, is that one? I also have Safer Soap but that sounds like I would use it in the Fall before I bring them inside?