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Can You Tell Me What I have?

This is a discussion on Can You Tell Me What I have? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Just wondered if anybody can tell me what sort of orchid this is (see photos). ...

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    Question Can You Tell Me What I have?

    Just wondered if anybody can tell me what sort of orchid this is (see photos).

    I planted it (I know, wrong thing to do) at least 8 years ago...surprize, it's only ever flowered once...and I want to dig it up and pot it properly.

    Can you tell me what it is so I can then establish what to pot it in?

    Many thanks.
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    looks like a Cymbidium. You can use a finer orchid mix for this type of orchids, and hence why it didn't altogether carked it being put on soil. good luck with the re-otting effort.

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    Yes. A cymbidium. Looks like ferns and other plants are growing in and around it. Probably better to remove landscape plants from around the cymbidium since it looks happy. Maybe some kind of landscape barrier between cymbidium and plants; so that the cymbidium becomes a specimen in the landscape. What kind of light deos it get throughout the day?

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    Thanks for that.

    Yes the ferns are trying to take over the whole garden bed. The cymbidium where it is planted gets filtered light as it is shaded by a plum tree next door in the morning and gets a bid of full sun in the afternoon.

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    What about taking half of the cymbidium to pot-up. I wish I could grow mine outdoors..you are so lucky. I have to carry mine in and out. Could the competing plants around it be robbing your cymbidium of nutrients it needs to bloom? Tap..Tap...Tap..I wish I lived in a warmer area.

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    I would agree. Move some of the ferns, ect away from you cymbidium so that it gets good light and be sure to fertilize it. Cymbidiums love to eat!

    Cheers,
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    I'll pull out the ferns that are taking over the orchid asap.

    What do you suggest that I should fertilize with?

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    Any fertilizer that is equal 15-15-15 or 20-20-20 etc. Mix the fertilizer at 1/4 the recommended strength and water with it weekly.

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    Gosh thanks for that.

    I picked up some orchid mix tonight so if I get time tomorrow OR definately over the weekend I am going to dig that beauty up and divide her and repot it.

    I'll take some piccies too so I can share my results with you all.

    Afterall without all your help I wouldn't be making any progress.


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