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My unnamed Cymbidium

This is a discussion on My unnamed Cymbidium within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this plant 3 years ago at a local nursery in full bloom. In ...

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    Default My unnamed Cymbidium

    I bought this plant 3 years ago at a local nursery in full bloom. In fact it was the second orchid I ever bought. Since then it has not flowered and I was thinking of ditching it as I remember someone telling me to remember that orchids are FLOWERING plants.

    However this year it has made up for the last 3 years and it must have heard it was on shaky ground. Anyway I think I'll keep it for a while and I now will need to split or repot it as there isn't even any space in the pot for stakes.

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    Awesome....... Good growing very healthy plants very compact and time to splits after blooming. Thank for sharing.

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    When it is finally finished with all of those blooms, just take a big knife or hand-saw and cut that guy into. You will have two large plants in bloom next time! WOW!! That is a beauty. I am so glad you did not ditch it. (hehehe... if you do decide to ditch it, slap my name and address on it and send it to me !) SO beautiful!!

    Cheers,
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    Beautiful, Rodney, this plant is uber-healthy! All this to say that verbal intimidation can be used succesfully against reluctant bloomers ... Good to know ...

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    This is how I divide my cymbidiums.
    I got to get me one of those butane torches.


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    Great looking plant you got there.

    That video is quite scary; I don't think I've ever handled my orchids in such a manner

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    What a beauty!!! The colour combo with the striking lip over the white is fantastic! I'm glad you kept it so we could also enjoy this blooming! Thanks Rodney.

    cheers
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    Wow! I knew orchids had to be tough to survive living with me, but that video was...enlightening.

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    Lol. Reminds me of the time Diane came to visit us here in Arkansas. LJA divided a couple of cattleyas to share with her. When he broke out the butane torch and the hammer and big knives, you should have seen the look on her face. heheheh... Thanks for sharing the video.

    Cheers,
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    Lovely, lovely. Aren't you glad you didn't ditch it?

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