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    Default Cymbidium temperature fluctuation

    I have a Cymbidium Via Mar Tranquilla 'Mt Cook', that I bought last year around Easter. I have had it in my Greenhouse all the time and have fertilized it with Grow More 20-20-20 since May . Beginning October 1. I will switch to Grow More 6-30-30. I realize that I need to get the temp down at night to 40 degrees someway. I thought about putting a couple of trays of Ice on top of the pot it is in for 30 days at night. Will that get the temp down or do I need to get an old refrigerator? Should I start Sept 15 or Oct 1 ? Do you need to go more than 30 days? Our (Texas) temp now is 75-90 almost everyday until Oct. Everybody seems to say give up but I love Cybidiums so much. Please advise what to do if you know or if you live in Texas or Florida and have been able to grow Cymbidiums. Many Thanks

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    We leave our cyms that need to get 'cold' out until the first frost. The frost doesn't seem to hurt them and they spike and bloom regularly. I think the important thing is to not let them freeze. After the first frost, we move them back to the GH.


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    I would be misting with water as the sun is setting to reduce the temperature

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