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Cymbidium Via Rosita 'Avante'

This is a discussion on Cymbidium Via Rosita 'Avante' within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the newest addition to my orchid family! Isn't she a ...

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    Red face Cymbidium Via Rosita 'Avante'

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the newest addition to my orchid family! Isn't she a beauty!

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    This lovely Cymbidium came from my favorite discount flower shop...the place where I scored the delightful Cymbidium Via Diablo 'Sweetheart' for $10 just a week ago! For those of you who might have missed that post, here's a pic of my Via Diablo:

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    So anyway, I went back again today (I compulsively go there several times a week...I just can't help myself...it's like a magnetic pull...must...buy...orchids...) and they had even MORE Cymbidiums, and this time they were all marked down to $8!!!! That's right, folks, EIGHT DOLLARS for these majestic beauties in full, glorious bloom!

    Well, I just about peed my pants with excitement.

    Of course, I simply don't have room for more orchids (yeah, right...I say that every time), so with great force of will I limited myself to purchasing just one of these bountiful blooming beauties. I'm quite happy with my choice. Check out those colors!

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    So 'Rosita' and I had a little photo shoot today, and she is now resting comfortably in the dining room in a spot of honor near her big brother 'Diablo.' Via Rosita is a 'mini'...which of course means she's still pretty big, but not as humongous as the Via Diablo, so I can put her on a stand and she doesn't look ridiculous. (I tried putting Diablo on a stand and he looked like he was preparing to eat my first born. He's now a floor plant.)

    Anyway, I am soooooo excited about these new Cymbidiums!!! Now all I have to do is not kill them....

    On that note, since this is my first venture into Cymbidium care, I really have no clue what I'm doing, and some culture info would be helpful. Right now they're out of direct sunlight, in a place where I think the blooms will be preserved well. I read online that they like to stay evenly moist, so I'm not letting the potting mix dry out too much in-between waterings.

    After the blooms drop, where should they go? I read that they should get as much light as possible during their growth period, which is approximately from March to September, but that they don't like direct sun. I plan on putting them outside under a shady tree during the summer when temps soar, but what do I do with them until then?

    I know they are considered "cool growers," but I don't know if that means they like it cool and bright all the time, or if they just need it cool for a short period at the end of summer in order to initiate spikes. Basically, I have "cool and bright" in my basement all the time...huge windows at ground level on one side and temps that stay consistently between 55 and 65. Should I put them down there by the sunny window when the blooms fall off? Or do they not need the "cool-down" until it's time for them to begin initiating spikes?

    Basically I figure I have three options once the blooms fall off:
    a) Maintain the status quo, leaving the plants at normal household temps in the low 70's until it's time to take them outside for the spring
    b) Take them immediately downstairs to the bright sunny window and cooler temps
    c) Put them in my warmer, sunnier room to get them to start new, rapid growth

    I don't have a CLUE what my next step should be with these beauties. For now I'm just enjoying their gorgeous blooms, so I'll leave you with one more pic of my beautiful new 'Rosita' before I shamelessly beg for your help in the comments below!

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    Thanks friends!! Hope you enjoyed the pics, and please help this humble Cymbidium newbie!

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    Mabuhay!

    I love cymbids...in whatever form or color.

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    Beautiful photos esp, the second pix. This is a beautiful cym. Sorry can't help with the culture - just starting cym growing myself and am confined to the heat tolerant ones.

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    Beautiful photos esp, the second pix. This is a beautiful cym. Sorry can't help with the culture - just starting cym growing myself and am confined to the heat tolerant ones.

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    a beautiful new addition, I take it you like pink, but can't help out with culture as I only have a few 'warm' types. I would think once the danger of frost is gone they could go outside.

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    Lovely lip on that one.

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