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Cymbidium in desperate need of a biggger pot..

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    Default Cymbidium in desperate need of a biggger pot..

    Hi there,

    I just passed this beauty on sale for 13$ and couldn't resist despite the withering flowers and overcrowded pot

    Well here's my question:
    I've been reading up on Cyms since this is my first, and got the impression that they should be flowering in spring and repotting should be done hereafter.. I guess this one has had a cold period during this summer since it is blooming now.
    So I was wondering if I could repot it when it is completely done flowering in a couple of weeks or if I should wait till spring? I think the pot contains 95% roots now

    By the way, can anyone give me an ID on this one or is it some unknown hybrid?

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    I'm afraid a positive ID isn't possible. There are thousands of cymbidium hybrids. But that doesn't make the plant any less desireable, in my opinion. You should definitely repot as soon as you cut the flower spike. You could divide, but I see a new growth going as well, so I would hold off and just up the pot size. Make sure the new pot is big enough to accomodate that new growth becoming a bulb without squishing it, and has room for something besides roots.

    People say they like being crowded, but they need some room to grow!

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    Thank you Diane, I'll do that
    Actually there are 5 new growths - 3 of them are visable on the pictures!

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    It looks like a very happy plant! Let it grow! It obviously did get an early cold treatment, could have been done on purpose by a grower. But with all that wonderful growth, you may not get blooms this spring, but what a show the following spring. Or it may be on a fall cycle.

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    in saying that they flower in spring,Cymbids now have a flowering season of about 10 months depending on the breeding.
    That plant around here would have the spike removed last week and repotted the same day.The gereneal rule for cymbid repot time is .... the day that you cut the spike off.

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    My Cymbids don't seem to be on any schedule. One bloomed in June, one is at the same stage as your new one, Christian and the Cymbidium "Mini-Green" is putting out spikes now. The odd thing is the spikes are coming out horizontally, and numerous individual buds are showing when the spikes are only about 5" long.

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    You are in for a nice dispay.The Spikes coming out horizontaly indicates to me that the spikes are pedulus,just make sure that they reach the side of the pot.
    The buds starting to show with the spike that short would be in keeping with name of the plant and the spike might only get to the lenght of the bottom of the pot.

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