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Dwarf (maybe) hybrid pink-red cym.

This is a discussion on Dwarf (maybe) hybrid pink-red cym. within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This cym was on it's last legs, or so I thought before I spied another ...

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    Default Dwarf (maybe) hybrid pink-red cym.

    This cym was on it's last legs, or so I thought before I spied another new spike. It had already put up 5, and is a ragingly healthy plant. It seems to be halfway between a standard and a mini-cym, so I'm not sure about the right temps for it. Something tells me it would not be happy out in the frigid temps we're having now. Anyway, I think it's pretty neat because the blooms are interesting, and the stems are red instead of green. Here are a couple of pictures:


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    Pretty color. Appears to me as if it is a warm growing cymbidium. Am happy to see that your orchids are appearing to have a quick recovery from the near devastation they experienced early in the autumn

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    Thanks, Bill. I thought it might be. I have to say, though, that I feel as if I'm caught between a rock and a hard place with my cyms. It's warm enough here during the day, but night temps are falling below 30. I don't have a particularly cold room in my apartment - any advice? Should I just leave them out there to prove to me how tough they are?????

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    Warm growers don't need the cold so I would keep it inside. As far as your regular cymbidiums I would most likely be babying them after the conditions you say you found them in on return from your vacation. With things as bad as described I would probally not allow them to bloom this year and work at getting the plant healthy again.

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    Many thanks, Bill - you've cleared up a lot in a very short time.

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    Looove the color! How big is this 'mini' cym?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicki View Post
    Looove the color! How big is this 'mini' cym?
    Its "mini-ness" is more that the leaves are slimmer and finer textured than the standards. It's probably a good 24-30" tall - the standards can get up to 4 ft., so it's all in your perspective - and your priorities. I wish, for instance, that I could get rid of the huge flat-screen tv that is taking up valuable orchid space!

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    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Its "mini-ness" is more that the leaves are slimmer and finer textured than the standards. It's probably a good 24-30" tall - the standards can get up to 4 ft., so it's all in your perspective - and your priorities. I wish, for instance, that I could get rid of the huge flat-screen tv that is taking up valuable orchid space!

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    Another gorgeous one, Maura.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    I wish, for instance, that I could get rid of the huge flat-screen tv that is taking up valuable orchid space!
    Something tells me that Bigfoot might object.

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