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    Default Unknown Cycnoches

    Yesterday I bought this one. The label only says Cycnoches. I wonder what it will be. I've never had tis species. Culture hints are more than welcome (perhaps I should ask this before buying...).

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    It has a spike and also a (very small) new growth. Can you experts please help me growing this?

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    You'll have to add a picture when it blooms!

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    I surely will, but I'd say if it blooms rather than when it blooms.

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    I have a Cynoches Wine Delight and it grows beautifully but has not ever spiked for me.

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    Look healthy and nice..

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    That spike that is showing is a good chance it will bloom for you, the spikes are hardy. They like to be kept moist but not soaking wet and love fertilizer, can take high levels of shaded sunlight. You might luck out with a name once the spike blooms. One more thing they like a winter rest with no fertilizer or water once the leaves die off, I take mine out of the pot every year once the leaves drop clean the media off and cut off any dead or dying roots and put on my covered back porch and forget them until spring when new growth starts, do not water and fertilize again until you have about 3 inches of new roots on the new growth then you can pot and start watering and fertilizing.

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    Thank you very much for these care tips. I'll follow them for sure. I really hope the spike won't blast. It has a new growth starting. Must I give it a dry winter rest anyway?
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    This is the new growth. Does it have a chance to survive winter or should I sacrifice it and wait for new growth in spring?
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    Yes, These drop all their leaves and in order for it to bloom the next season, a dry, rest with no water until, as Jack stated, 3 inch long roots have grown on the new growth in the spring.

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    As Harvey has stated, they need the dry rest to bloom next year.

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    Also I think they will naturally go into dormancy unless you keep watering and fertilizing it. But that would probably prevent flowering the next season.

    AS Jack said, he just puts them aside on his porch until they start growing new pbs. They should not go below 55 F for any extended lengths of time, according to Fred Clarke. They don't even need light during dormancy.

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