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noid zygopetalum type

This is a discussion on noid zygopetalum type within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; ok, so a year or so ago i got this at a grocery store. at ...

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    Default noid zygopetalum type

    ok, so a year or so ago i got this at a grocery store. at first i thought the plant was bollopetalum midnight blue, like one i have already, the flowers were so similar but a little larger, then i noticed the plant is massive in comparison. one bulb on this guy would outweigh all the bulbs on my bollopetalum. i kept it outside last winter, and in january suddenly every leaf turned yellow and dropped off in a 2-day period. it was cold at night... i wondered at the time if i had killed it. it sat there leafless until about a month and a half ago, i noticed little growth tips peaking out. it seems to be coming back nicer than i expected, so i am wondering what this thing is... and are any zygo hybrids or relatives known to be deciduous? i have not found any mention of them being deciduous on line, so i am wondering if it was just a natural reaction to the cold? zygos are supposed to be able to take some winter cold, like a cymbidium... i have grown others over the years that did great outside. i wonder if i should try it outside again this year, or pull it in when the weather gets to the coldest part of winter. all the bulbs used to have a leaf or two, so i suspect it was simply too cold... but i don't really know much about these. anyone have the same experience? i cannot find bloom pictures, but they were very very much like the bollo. midnight blue. just larger.

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    I have no idea, but I like those fat bulbs!

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    Some plants go dormant in winter, and for them dropping leaves is not bad.

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