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Cymbidium NOID

This is a discussion on Cymbidium NOID within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is my only standard cymbidium and it is the first time I have been ...

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    This is my only standard cymbidium and it is the first time I have been able to get it to bloom in the 2 years that I have had it. Am excited that it spiked and that I got at least 2 blooms. It had 6 buds but four neared opening and then aborted. I have a feeling it was because of the lack of water . I am still excited about getting two blooms and the fact that I got it to spike. Now I feel more comfortable getting a couple more. I bought this one at a box store for $12 two years ago while it was still in bloom. I bought two at the time but lost the other one because I over watered. Am glad this one made it because I love white cymbidiums.

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    My spike aborted and I thought it was too much water...LOL!! I'll just stare at your flowers I guess. Sheesh...I thought these things were supposed to be easy to grow??!! I should just go buy a nice one for the front porch...dangit.

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    This looks to be a " Pure Color " cym. The red factor is dormant. Produced primarily here in Aust'. Pennsylvania, I would think is reasonably cold in winter & lacks lots of light, yes/no ?? Pure Color cyms grow the best in high light areas with minimum temps of 10c in winter. They also like to flower in high light areas, they won't blush because of the missing red factor. You will find that if you can get somewhere near the growing conditions I've mentioned it should flower well every year. They dont mind a good feeding either.

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    Wow very odd the color never seen before so nice Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    This looks to be a " Pure Color " cym. The red factor is dormant. Produced primarily here in Aust'. Pennsylvania, I would think is reasonably cold in winter & lacks lots of light, yes/no ?? Pure Color cyms grow the best in high light areas with minimum temps of 10c in winter. They also like to flower in high light areas, they won't blush because of the missing red factor. You will find that if you can get somewhere near the growing conditions I've mentioned it should flower well every year. They dont mind a good feeding either.
    Yes here in Pennsylvania one can grow cymbidiums pretty easily if given the needed light. We have the perfect temps for them. Mine is kept outdoors May through Oct and then brought in and grown under lights at a bright window. Thanks for all the info. It is much appreciated.

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    I'm very envious, Bill - my first cym. was a standard NOID that I had to repot after it bloomed and the new growth nearly split the pot. I was warned that it would sulk, and it has - it spiked and then aborted last fall when the person I left it with thought he was helping keep it healthy by bringing it into his basement when the weather went down into the 40s - I actually keep my cams - all 6 of them, and only one identified, out on my deck nearly year round here. I've found that the real robust cyms can tolerate down to 35F quite well, and with this past winter being so mild, I only had to bring them in one or 2 nights. Out on my deck they get tons of light, plus rain and the temperature drop in the evening. I have tons of new growth, so now, if only one of them would push out a spike...... your bloom is glorious. Congratulations!

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