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Cymbidum

This is a discussion on Cymbidum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It was in bloom, but I forgot to take it indoor and the night was ...

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    Unhappy Cymbidum

    It was in bloom, but I forgot to take it indoor and the night was below 0C. I think it is still recovering.
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    It's a very pretty one... I really like that soft green with a blush of colour...

    Did you buy this one in bloom initially? Because I am wondering about that spike habit... I'm wondering if this is one which cascade the flower spikes around the pot... they are so pretty like that but so hard to move around

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    When I bought it, it was not in bloom. It was on sale since all flowers were dead (gone) already, so I didn't know the actual color. It was pretty expensive back in 2002 since not many retailers carried cymbidium.

    Since it was awhile ago, so I can't remember the spike habit.

    The bad thing is it's pretty huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nora_cy_lee View Post
    The bad thing is it's pretty huge.
    hehehe... that would be Cymbidiums for you!

    I think you did very well to get the two spikes.... and a treat it is to get this nice colour... (just between you and me... I'm a little bit over the pink ones)

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    It was actually 3 spikes. I am not a good photographer. Before these 3 spikes, I broken a spike and I had to wait for a year.

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    Cyms can be pretty sturdy. One night below freezing should be fine. You're lovely plant may be all excited having a night out on the wild side!

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    It looks ok after one night below freezing, but the cattleya seems not.

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    Catts are a lot less tolerant of cold than cymbidiums. My cyms stay out year round, and we do get a few nights below 32 F. My catts come in as soon as the nights get to low to mid 50s.

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    Maybe this was just the spot for the picture session, but unless your central heat is off the current location (right over the register) will be a far worse spot than an night out in the cold.

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