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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 bought today a Cymbidium plant from a local store, it was out of bloom, ...

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    Question Cymbidium question

    I've bought today a Cymbidium plant from a local store, it was out of bloom, and very cheap (3$!!!). I'm curious what kind of cym it is, since I haven't seen the flowers. It stands about 2 feet tall so I'm hoping for a cool growing hybrid, rather than a miniature, more warm grower. Also it is in preety good shape. I've cut down the spike, it was still attached but brownish (you can see the yellow base of the spike), cleaned the plant and put it on my windowsill. Do you think I should repot now? The medium looks fine to me. Thanks in advance,
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    I think your orchid is Cymbidium Little Black Sambo, a hybrid Cym. Congratulations !!

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    I want one for three dollars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phytochrome View Post
    I want one for three dollars!
    Me too!

    Cheers,
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    Wow!! Is there such price for a healphy plant anywhere in a world?!
    And I never saw that black beauty even in a picture. If plant will turn out to be that gorgeous thing - double congratulations!

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    Thank you all! I have one more question. I've placed it on a southeastern window, and it's getting about 3 hours of full sun, from 10 to 13 am. Do you think it will be ok to leave it there? I've read that the cym manages well with a few hours of full morning sun. A little advise would be helpfull!!

    Thanks, Gabi Borza

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    I don't know what's the wether like at your place, In North VietNam, we used to put them outside where have the sun throughout morning.
    Some kind of Cymbidium that let it full of sun then it have flower, if it's shielding it will not give us anything.

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    I live in Romania, an eastern European country, so we have temperate climate, with summer temperatures going up to 90-95 degrees and winters down to 5. Today for example there were 77 degrees F, at around 5 pm. It's not a dry climate, the relative humidity today was 46%, and it was a sunny day, no clouds at all. I hope it will be fine to keep it there, because I have no other place to put it.

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    i usually have my cymbidium in full sun all day except from 12 pm-4pm is under partial shade and it seems to be doing fine. mine is a 'eliot rogers' so it might need a different enviroment than mine but i just wanted to let you know how i treat mine =). Make sure the leaves are dry before exposing it to full sun or you will get black spots on the leaves!!!
    p.s. i got some black spots on some of my leaves, but its not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabi_borza View Post
    I live in Romania, an eastern European country, so we have temperate climate, with summer temperatures going up to 90-95 degrees and winters down to 5. Today for example there were 77 degrees F, at around 5 pm. It's not a dry climate, the relative humidity today was 46%, and it was a sunny day, no clouds at all. I hope it will be fine to keep it there, because I have no other place to put it.
    You can put it under a shade tree or mesh to cover the direct sunlight. in winter you should bring into the house, but Cym tolerate temperatures are too cold will cause leaf spots.
    Slightly lower humidity, you should be watered daily misting to additional moisture for plant

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