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Cymbidium 911

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    Hi, folks! I'm brand new here, and already yelling "help"!
    I just inherited what I believe are 2 Cymbidiums. Both are in 4" pots.

    #1 - This is the one in the worst shape. I re-potted to 70% red bark and 30% commercial orchid mix in an effort to save, but it may be too late.

    #2 - This little guy is holding his own - but no new growth.

    I've seen posts outside RVO's that state watering the pseudo bulbs is a no-no - true?
    Just tried uploading pix, and it's not working, so will keep trying...
    Any and all help would be appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Steven

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    Hi Steven,

    Check out this post about Attaching Photos.

    Also, unless I'm missing something (which often IS the case ) you don't have cymbidiums. You probably have some type of oncidium. Cymbidiums don't have p-bulbs. And when I water either cymbidiums or oncidiums - I spray down and soak the entire plant and medium it is potted in.

    I hope you can get some photos posted. It will be easier to offer sound advise based on your exact orchids.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Hi Steven,

    Check out this post about Attaching Photos.

    Also, unless I'm missing something (which often IS the case ) you don't have cymbidiums. You probably have some type of oncidium. Cymbidiums don't have p-bulbs. And when I water either cymbidiums or oncidiums - I spray down and soak the entire plant and medium it is potted in.

    I hope you can get some photos posted. It will be easier to offer sound advise based on your exact orchids.

    cheers,
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    Not sure if I would agree with you BD that Cyms don't have pseudobulbs. The swollen, above-ground structures where the leaves grow from are considered p-bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Not sure if I would agree with you BD that Cyms don't have pseudobulbs. The swollen, above-ground structures where the leaves grow from are considered p-bulbs.
    And such is the naming of structures.... Either way, the question about watering seems to be the issue. What is your take, Ron?

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    hopefully he can post pictures. At the greenhouse, all is watered with a hose...therefore whole plant gets watered. At home, I tend to water medium. So it doesn't matter as long as there is good air circulation so leaves dry

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