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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; If a cymbidium seedling has just come out of a plug tray how long will ...

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    If a cymbidium seedling has just come out of a plug tray how long will it be until it blooms?

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    In my opinion, It would depend on the parentage and could be anywhere between 3-4 years to 7-8. I have not grown seedlings myself and whatever I am stating here is based on what I have read and I could be totally wrong.

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    Some are primary hybrids: (erythrostylum X tracyanum) (parishii X madidum) then others are more complex hybrids that have some of these species in them. They are large plants, 12" average in height. I looked at other cym seedlings available that are really tiny that are supposed to be 2 to 3 years from blooming. The ones I am looking at seem like a good deal and I have had good luck with the vendor. It seems like I would have the ideal conditions year around for these types of cyms.

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    I decided to order them. Now, the question is: they come with the roots wrapped around the foam plug. When I pot them should I leave the foam in place or remove it. When I have repotted many orchids I find that the foam plug was left in place when the seedling was potted.

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    I would leave the plug in place until I know there are roots outside the plug into the bark or something to support the plant. I'd hate to see the current roots accidentally injured.

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    I would leave the plug in place until I know there are roots outside the plug into the bark or something to support the plant. I'd hate to see the current roots accidentally injured.
    Yes, that makes sense to me. In just about every older orchid that I've repotted I've found an old foam plug in the middle.

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    On Saturday, I was able to pick some of a plug out from one of my newer phals while still in its pot. I was able to pull 2 nice big chunks out of the pot so the phal and media will dry at a better rate. But that ohal has lots of other roots now and I wasn't worried about the plugged roots (which I did not find)

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