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What to do about cymbidium questions....

This is a discussion on What to do about cymbidium questions.... within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by mauraec It was amazing, Bruce. I felt/feel SO privileged! I can imagine ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    It was amazing, Bruce. I felt/feel SO privileged!
    I can imagine - - heck, I feel priveleged just be being able to view what you shared with us! Thanks again!

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    Hi All -

    Just wanted to share with you some repotting information Dr. Glass gave me. He uses an internet company that just specializes just in repotting - primarily orchids. The gentleman I spoke to there was extremely helpful and walked me through the various options I have to repot my cym. Dr. Glass was dead-on in pointing me in this direction, but then again, that was specifically for me, and goodness knows there are any number of other options. Info - PM me.

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    Default The Great Cymbidium Repotting Project - 6/29/11

    Well, I finally had enough input and enough time spent watering my pink cymb, read all I could get my hands on, and went for it: the plant is now repotted - and thank goodness. The following are a few pictures of the process. Many thanks to Dorsetman and cindiras for their suggestions and advice. It's been in its new home (a translucent plastic wastebucket 8" wide, and 11" deep - with about 50 holes drilled in the bottom for drainage) for over a week and is thriving! No repot-shock - yet, anyway. It's been awfully hot in Atlanta, so it goes out only at night for cool humidity, and back in during the day in the inside indirect sunlight. Hopefully, when it can stay out 24/7 - around Sept or so, it'll start some spikes. Right now the new growth is taking off like crazy.
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    That is one healthy cymbidium! the roots look awfully cramped too, not that it greatly inconveniences the plant, infact i find it encourages spiking. Well done

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    Thanks! The really squished roots came straight out of the old pot and were severely pruned (as in, had to be hacked at to separate them a bit) before it went into the new pot - the old pot was 6" across and 8" deep - I was told not to go up more than one size - so I didn't, but it looks pretty potbound still to me - but since that's the prevailing wisdom, and the cym is happy,I'm just going with it.

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    I would have left them. They would soon lose function and break down letting new ones through, and anyway, new roots will most likely form on the outside. What i do is just pull the plant and then put it into the new pot and fill in the sides. Its called potting on, and is better for the plant and reduces stress. If the spikes were there before you repotted, i wouldnt be hoping for much due to the stress. Anyway, good luck! fingers crossed!

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    Nice going Maura! Looks pro to me! I bet your cymbidium orchid will appreciate it's new 'breathing' room. And, you did the correct thing IMHO about only going up one pot size. Cymbidium orchids like to be root bound. They seem to do better that way.

    Cheers,
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    I appreciate the encouragement - especially coming from you, BD - and knowing of both your expertise and the fact that you live somewhat in my climate area. Speaking of which - I don't know exactly what summer is like in Arkansas, but in Hotlanta, it's about 98 degrees in the SHADE about 6 hours a day. I am an apartment dweller at this later stage in my life - so no greenhouse on the horizon (of course, you never know). But here's the deal - I now have the cym, a mini-cym (Golden Elf), 3 angraecoids, a miltonia, a miltassia, a Banfieldara, about 8 phals, a den, 2 dtps, 2 paphs and 2 catts - I think that's the lot, but I may have left something out. The thing is, the humidity outside is great after about 9 pm - so I've been moving plants inside out of the bad heat during the day - where the temp is about 78 in front of my window, but not much humidity, and putting them out at night. So far, they're all pretty happy, but this is getting a little ridiculous for me - especially since we're not likely to get "temperate" weather until mid-September or so. So..... I have humidity trays, and I could leave them inside on those day and night, but they wouldn't get nearly the humid air they get at night out here. Any suggestions???? PS - it's day 12 since the cym repot and it's so stress-free, I think it's going to start moving around by itself now, and giving me advice!

    Best to you,

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    Hi Maura, yes, it is above 100 every day here for 6 - 8 hours a day. At 9:00 pm it is still over 80 something each night. Hot. You have probably thought of this, but what about a rolling cart that you can put your plants on at night outside and then roll them into the apartment during the day? The humidity trays are a good idea if you have low humidity inside regardless. Also, grouping your plants close together will also help with humidity levels.

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    The layout in my apt won't allow for a rolling cart (I did think of that) - but I've invested in discount boot mats, which are sort of corrugated and pretty big - and instead of a rolling cart, I have a husband(!) Thanks for letting me know about the climate similarity - as you know, obviously, lots of the senior members here are from significantly different growing zones, and it's sometimes hard to adapt their advice.
    Gratefully, as always....

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