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cymbidium?

This is a discussion on cymbidium? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am reposting this question as never figured out how to include the picture with ...

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    Default cymbidium?

    I am reposting this question as never figured out how to include the picture with my question, no even delete the old post. So here again, can someone identify this orchid? I has pendulous flowers that I have not yet seen (photo only) and the person I bought it from did not know what it was either. I do hope it works this time.
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    Yes it definitely looks like a cymbidium.
    Despite the size of the plant, it looks like the growths are still young and are still in active growth. Cymbidiums are really large orchids (Not as big as grammatophyllum, but bigger than the rest)

    Usually, cymbidiums start blooming when there are at least three mature pseudobulbs and the flowers emerge from the younger growths.
    That is not an absolute formula though, since there are some that might bloom even with just one pseudobulb. And in other cases, it could have several dozen mature pseudobulbs and still not bloom if it does not get the proper temperature and light conditions.

    The colors on those leaves right now is the ideal color and indicates that it is receiving the proper light. If it gets darker than that, then it means it is not getting enough light.

    ~John
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    Do you know anything about tropical cymbidiums?

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