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Neofinetia--temp drop?

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    Default Neofinetia--temp drop?

    I was just reading some cultural information on neos and it says that the average night temperature in the natural habitat drops to 37-40 degrees at night. I consider the source of the info very reputable, but I hadn't ever heard this? Do neos need cool nights like cymbids to bloom? Does it help with blooming? This info just got me thinking . . . Anyone have any thoughts or experience?

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    I do give grow mine cool and bright in the winter. I did not bring them all home from the greenhouse this winter and the ones I left there did not bloom. Although there are a couple in the greenhouse that are not mine and they bloomed just fine.

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    So when you say you grow them cool and bright--I assume that means you keep the daytime temps low as well as the nighttime temps. Is that true? Would it help to put them outside with my cymbids for example when I expect a couple of weeks of night temps in the 40s and 50s? Or is just having them in the greenhouse with night temps in the 60s (where I am letting phals spike) be enough?
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    the temps drop lower in that greenhouse window at night but it is still cool in there during the day. I have even seen ice form in the lower humidity tray when we have sub zero weather.

    Not sure about putting out with Cyms. My Cyms remain outside unless a frost is predicted, my Dend kingianums are with them. They have been in for one night so far and now are back outside. I don't bring the Neof home until November. This also the time I bring home my Dends that need a cool dry rest and my Oriental Cyms.

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    Hmmm. As we speak my cymbids and Australian dendrobium species are outside. (expecting nights in the high 40s low 50s for the next little while here.)

    So, I'll try just putting them in the windows of the greenhouse and experiment. I have bloomed them before just leaving them alone, but I was curious if I'd get more or better flowers with the temp drop. Thanks for your thoughts and advice.

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    Sadie what growing zone are you? I'm zone 5 but I have a spot that I can get Glads to survive without digging them. (against south foundation with furnace in basement in same location. )

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    I am in Zone 6--so warmer winters on average, but just barely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sadie View Post
    I am in Zone 6--so warmer winters on average, but just barely.
    Yes, just barely. It seems to get colder here every winter.

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    are winters seem to be getting warmer and less snow than we had 20 years ago

    (I bet I just cursed myself)

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