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Cymbidium hybrid

This is a discussion on Cymbidium hybrid within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I guess this is the right place to post. Every year I am wiling to ...

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    Post Cymbidium hybrid

    I guess this is the right place to post.

    Every year I am wiling to give away this one and focus on smaller specimen and hybrids instead (ok I know mine is not the biggest exemplar but is quite big for my current space and the lack of a yard for summer in the future so it is going to stay whole year on my balcony and knowing that it's decorative only when in bloom, so it makes point..) but every year seeing when it is in bloom I decide I'm gonna keep as it was my first cymbidium and one of the first orchids in general... Sentiment I guess. Anyways, here it is.









    And I'm in a doubt - ?

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    Very nice, I see why it is hard to part with this one. If you are asking if it is time to repot, how long has it been since it was last repotted? Personally I repot most of my orchids every 2 years as the media breaks down with age, I do have some that get repotted every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDT View Post
    how long has it been since it was last repotted? Personally I repot most of my orchids every 2 years as the media breaks down with age, I do have some that get repotted every year.

    This one specifically I think was repotted 3 years ago (actually I don't remember, I know, I know, I'm that bad cymb owner...this is the less cared orchid in my house..)
    In general I repot oncidium type every year, phals when necessary and dendrobium, paphs and mini cymb every two yrs.

    I guess then after it's done blooming it's time to repot, basically because of the media that broke down not for the space for the new growth, right? Can I keep the pot the same size or does it need like a couple of inches bigger? Thanks!

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    Beautiful! I can't get them to bloom like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton View Post
    Beautiful! I can't get them to bloom like that!
    Thanks!

    I don't know much about Ontario climate, I guess it's very cold in the winter? I have a climate I can keep all year round outside, in the summer when it's hot I keep it in a place where there are only few hrs morning sun and I water them with colder water to cool down. The cool t° is the key especially when the spikes start forming. When I lived in a place where in winters there was -14°C and snow I had to keep it at home where was too hot, it had trouble with blooming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflowerbread View Post
    Thanks!

    I don't know much about Ontario climate, I guess it's very cold in the winter? I have a climate I can keep all year round outside, in the summer when it's hot I keep it in a place where there are only few hrs morning sun and I water them with colder water to cool down. The cool t° is the key especially when the spikes start forming. When I lived in a place where in winters there was -14°C and snow I had to keep it at home where was too hot, it had trouble with blooming.
    Yup, winter is the problem. Especially with the temps fluctuating in the fall. In September it can be 80F one day and 10F the next so its hard to decide when to bring them in. Too early and they don't flower, too late and they freeze. I don't take plants outside until mid June except for a few daytime vacations. You always have to keep an eye on weather forecast's for a couple of weeks after that then start again in September. Mid winter can hit -20F.

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    Wow, loving those vibrate colors.

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    Such a pretty orchid! The plant looks nice and healthy!

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    Thanks!

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