Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Cymbidium won't flower

This is a discussion on Cymbidium won't flower within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi Everyone, I hope you can help. I have a cymbidium that I have had ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Centerharbear is offline Member
    Real Name
    Chuck
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phalenopsis and Paphiopedilum.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Center Harbor, NH (near Lake Winnepesaukee....central NH)
    Posts
    38

    Default Cymbidium won't flower

    Hi Everyone,
    I hope you can help. I have a cymbidium that I have had for over two years and I have not been able to get it to flower. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Chuck

  2. #2
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    33,846
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Centerharbear View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    I hope you can help. I have a cymbidium that I have had for over two years and I have not been able to get it to flower. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Chuck
    Do you allow the cym to cool down? Many cyms require a significant drop in temps to initiate spikes. We have a few that we have to leave outside until the first light frost.

    Cheers,
    BD

  3. #3
    Centerharbear is offline Member
    Real Name
    Chuck
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phalenopsis and Paphiopedilum.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Center Harbor, NH (near Lake Winnepesaukee....central NH)
    Posts
    38

    Default

    Thanks Bruce....I didn't know about the cooling down. I guess I need to do more reading up on my Cymbidium. Thanks for the help.
    Chuck

  4. #4
    Stevied is offline Junior Member
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas and Phals
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    23
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Chuck, repot that cymbidium this spring and use some fresh orchid medium. Works for me every time. It will bloom next year. And, as Bruce said, the cooling down is important.

  5. #5
    Stevied is offline Junior Member
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas and Phals
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    23
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Oh, and one other thing. You must have humdity when those spikes come out, otherwise every bud will drop before they open. It's tough in the northeast due to the dry winter air. You must have a humidifier.

  6. #6
    twlarry is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Larry
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phalaenopsis for bloom time
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Watervliet Michigan
    Posts
    149
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I bought 2 cymbidium's form a guy in California, he said he dug and divided a clump in his yard. When I got them the roots were begining to rot. I ended up cutting almost all the roots off and putting them in the smallest pots possible. I had them outside till the nights got down into the high 30's. I then put them in the basement that was about 58 them. They both sent out spikes. The pink one bloomed nicely and the other turned brown when it was about 6 inches long. I didn't think they would bloom at all because of the lack of roots.

  7. #7
    Stevied is offline Junior Member
    My Grow Area
    In a Greenhouse.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas and Phals
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    23
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Maybe you need a larger pot. I had excellent blooms on mine this year.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  8. #8
    Becky15349's Avatar
    Becky15349 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Rebecca Luce
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,790
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Woo pretty cymbs!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Flower Fix
    By sadie in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: November 4th, 2014, 08:30 AM
  2. cymbidium lancifolium and Cymbidium dayanum
    By PhilsDC in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: September 17th, 2011, 12:44 AM
  3. Cymbidium quibeiense or Cymbidium kanran ???
    By cxcanh in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: January 3rd, 2010, 08:03 AM
  4. in flower now
    By orchid-man in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 1st, 2008, 09:28 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.