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cymbidiums in spike

This is a discussion on cymbidiums in spike within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi Guys! I have several pendulous/cascading cyms coming into spike right now & am wondering ...

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    Question cymbidiums in spike

    Hi Guys!
    I have several pendulous/cascading cyms coming into spike right now & am wondering if the spikes ever need any supplemental support such as curved wires or the like. Do you have any experience with these type of cyms?
    Thanks,
    Remo

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    The ones I have seen at shows have not had any additional support, but they are more difficult to transport because the pendulous inflorescences and flowers can be easily damaged.

    Susan

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    Thank you Susan! I've never seen them with any support but in some pictures I've wondered how, what looks like, a rather scrawny spike can support such a vast array of blooms but, I guess, mother nature has figured it out.
    Thanks again.
    Remo

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