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Coelogyne intermedia and Cymbidium flower spikes

This is a discussion on Coelogyne intermedia and Cymbidium flower spikes within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello, My Coelogyne intermedia has spent most of the summer outside, and has responded well ...

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    Hello,

    My Coelogyne intermedia has spent most of the summer outside, and has responded well to the watering and feeding that I have given it. It has doubled in size (each mature pseudobulb developed another), and today I spotted early signs of flower spikes! I acquired this orchid last year, so this will be the first re-flowering (hopefully, fingers crossed!)
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    The close-up shows one of the new pseudobulbs with the initiation of a flower spike. I have indicated where I can see it with the red arrow. There are a couple more like this on the plant:
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    My pale pink standard Cymbidium has also spent the summer outside, keeping Coelogyne intermedia company. This big plant also has what I believe to be emerging spikes, as shown below:
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    Just to show what my Cymbidium looks like zoomed out:
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    Kate.

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    Plants look very healthy!! I still have the coelogyne outside as well as a couple of the dendrobiums and cymbidiums. . Especially the coelogyne stays outside till the frost comes. Your cymbidium looks a lot better than mine. Too much sun this summer .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phimax View Post
    Plants look very healthy!! I still have the coelogyne outside as well as a couple of the dendrobiums and cymbidiums. . Especially the coelogyne stays outside till the frost comes. Your cymbidium looks a lot better than mine. Too much sun this summer .......

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    Thank you for the support Jan. These two are still outside as well, but if it feels really cold outside in the evening I bring them in just to be on the safe side.

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    Hi Kate,
    Your plants look in good condition, my cymbidiums are all outside and they are all in spike. Early flowering ones are already showing buds. Will only put them in the greenhouse when the first frost is forcast. Always worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ORCHIDJOE View Post
    Hi Kate,
    Your plants look in good condition, my cymbidiums are all outside and they are all in spike. Early flowering ones are already showing buds. Will only put them in the greenhouse when the first frost is forcast. Always worked for me.
    Hello Joe,

    Thank you for the compliment.

    Okay, I may do that as well then.

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    Very healthy looking orchids! :congratulations:

    cheers,
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    Congratulations. Very nice. My Cymbidiums have spent summer outside as well, and many leaves show sun burn. I hope sacrificing the leaves will reward me with flower spikes. So far, nothing yet.

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    My one Cymbidium spent the summer outside, but its getting down to frost warnings so its back inside. Our period of cool nights is pretty short before it becomes too cold. Does anyone know how long the Cymbidium needs coolness before it might bloom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolla View Post
    My one Cymbidium spent the summer outside, but its getting down to frost warnings so its back inside. Our period of cool nights is pretty short before it becomes too cold. Does anyone know how long the Cymbidium needs coolness before it might bloom?
    I rather thought it was until the flowers open (any changes in temperature before that time may cause the plant to drop the buds). However I am not certain about that fact. Bruce Brown probably knows.

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    Congratulations. Very nice. My Cymbidiums have spent summer outside as well, and many leaves show sun burn. I hope sacrificing the leaves will reward me with flower spikes. So far, nothing yet.
    Thank you very much Jesus Carreno. Mine also have a slight touch of sunburn (hardly any at all but it is there; I deliberately took the photos on the plant's best sides ). As long as the sunburn has not actually caused the leaves to drop off; then I would not have thought that it would prevent bud formation (presuming all other growing conditions are ok). Do the plants show more than 50% sunburn though? The amount of photosynthesizing would be reduced, so the orchids would have less energy to put into flowering...(unless they already have a good bulb storage).

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    Very healthy looking orchids! :congratulations:

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    Hi Bruce, many thanks for the compliment.

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