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Orchids with temperature tolerances

This is a discussion on Orchids with temperature tolerances within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Which Orchid varieties/hybrids are exceptions in a genus that typically need colder winter temperatures to ...

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    Which Orchid varieties/hybrids are exceptions in a genus that typically need colder winter temperatures to bloom? For instance, I found out that my particular hybrid of Phalaenopsis doesn't need colder temperatures in order to bloom, so I'm wondering, are there hybrids or varieties of cymbidium, dendrobium, etc. that don't need colder temperatures to bloom?

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    There are warm growing cymbidiums. Sometimes referred to as Chinese Cymbidiums. I have one cold and one warm. The cold is a NoID and the warm is the species cym bicolor.

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    There are plenty of warm tolerant cymbidiums especially species but not many hybrids of these. However, a breeder in Thailand has embarked upon creating warm-tolerant cym hybrids; as well as intergenerics with Grammatophyllums. Most of these are lovely but the flowers lack the size and and fuller form of the cooler types. A bonus is that these warm cyms are smaller plants.
    The great majority of dendrobiums are warm to hot growers especially the so-called hard cane types. Phals of the violacea, amboinensis and other 'star shaped' types are mostly hot growing types and do not need a cold spell to initiate blooming.

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