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Can I leave my cymbidium orchid outside now?

This is a discussion on Can I leave my cymbidium orchid outside now? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I am wanting to leave my cymbidium outside now that temps have gotten nicer. 70's ...

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    Default Can I leave my cymbidium orchid outside now?

    I am wanting to leave my cymbidium outside now that temps have gotten nicer. 70's during the day and 50's at night. Is this ok? I would really like to do this so i can water him very well.is that too cold? I don't want it to hurt him but at the same time maybe the temp cycle will do something, since it really has done nothign for 2-3 months now!

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    Thomas

    PS Here is some pics from another post.

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ification.html
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    Check out this American Orchid Society care sheet:
    AOS | Cymbidium
    It may help you decide what to do.

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    Should be fine, woody.

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    Yep! Those temps should be fine. Just make sure you don't put it in direct sun right away, you might get leaf burn. Slow and steady wins the race

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    mine are out in northern NY

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    The Cyms that I do have (1 large green standard that has only bloomed once in four years) stay out in 25 F temps with no major issues.

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    I'm thinking I'll leave it outside tonight and see what happens. I keep getting these black spots on my leaves though and starting to get worried about them. Theyt seem to dry out and leave holes in the leaves. should I cut the leaf off just before the blackspots? Ideas?

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    where you have the plant, you may want to check that condensation during the night aren't dropping cold water droplets on the plant... that can be a reason for the black spots.

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