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Wrinkly Blubs on Cybidium Orchid

This is a discussion on Wrinkly Blubs on Cybidium Orchid within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Unsure if this should go under ailments or if it's just a paranoid newbie question ...

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    Talking Wrinkly Blubs on Cybidium Orchid

    Unsure if this should go under ailments or if it's just a paranoid newbie question .... Nearly all of the blubs on my newly aquired Cybidium are wrinkled. I'm unsure of wether or not this is normal. I can only see one that is smooth in the whole grouping. Should I be worried?

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    i only have 2 cymbidiums but in any case... if i see my orchid doing this i would immediately
    look at the roots.... maybe you have over watered it and the roots have rotted....

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    I'll check the roots When I recieved them they were all wrinkled, I assumed the plant was just in shock. I've watered it once a week, I hope that wasn't too much

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    or maybe you did not water it enough. or maybe the air is too dry.

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    If it was wrinkled before it came to you, then it is nothing you have done. Make sure it is in a good, draining pot and water it when it drys out. Give it high light and good air movement. Hopefully, it will recover. If you see that it starts to look worse, unpot and take a look at the roots. It may have root damage and need to be cleaned up and repotted. Cymbidiums like to be potted tightly in their containers in a medium that drains well.

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    On a similar note...catts...I have some with wrinkled back bulbs...will they reroot and plump up, or are they a lost cause?

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    lThe new ones are plump? then the old back bulbs may be giving of themselves to purpetuate the plant (translation: providing energy for the new growth). They may plump up with increased watering, they may not. Helpful, aren't I?

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    Yes, Cindi - that was a great help...the new ones are plump and very healthy. Thanks

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