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Cymbidium question

This is a discussion on Cymbidium question within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I've read Yesterday on the internet that the Cymbidium will flower only if it has ...

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    I've read Yesterday on the internet that the Cymbidium will flower only if it has 4 or more pbulbs. Is this true, as mine has 2 and another 2 just emerging, they are about 1,5 inches tall. Any advise would be apreciated.

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    Don't mean to "rain on anyone's parade", but with no flowers, like almost any other orchid without a flower, about all you can ID is its genus and as you already know it is a Cymbidium. And probably a cool-growing Cymb. I put mine out on the driveway in full sun from late April to mid October or when the Spring/Fall nighttime temps are at least 45F (7C). I'm in SE Michigan (Zone 5). I water/feed pretty heavily until late August/mid September and then try to keep them just a little drier. They go from a nice green color to a yellow-green from the sun but this is the only way I've been able to set spikes. When the fall temps drop below 45F I bring them back into the greenhouse; they have usually already set spikes.

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    I've repotted my cymb the day after I got it. Here are some pictures. I think it is doing well. What is your opinion?
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