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Cymbidium traceyanum

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Forrest, Mar 9, 2009.

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  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Any tips to get this one to bloom? I grow mine outside with all my standard cyms. It gets bright indirect light and watered when I think of it. I think I may have even fed it once or twice in the last couple years.

    All of my Cymbidiums bloom but this one. What gives?
     
  2. EGOISTA

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    for my orchids school :) this Hymalaian species want in the night, in the winter, temperatures below 12 ° C =53,6 F° but not a very stop water. Regular fertilizations.
    This is what I wrote my president, I don't have this beautiful Cymbidium because is prohibitive size for me, also says that resists temperatures close to 4 ° C but in my opinion only if it is dry, but this contradicts with what he said before. :confused:
     
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    Its not really a standard cym. Grows a bit warmer than most - keys are bright bright light this time of year (like super bright), and start pounding it with water when the new growths start. I mist mine a bit during the winter.
     
  4. Forrest

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    thanks. I will move it to brighter conditions.
     
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    ok, I hope to see your bloom :)

    ok here is 2,22 am, I'm going to bed,
    good night;)
     
  6. Forrest

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    oh, Egoista, mine gets lower than that outside. Into the 40s. Perhaps that is too low? I hope not because that cant be changed.
     
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    4O F° IS 4,44C°
    It's ok for me... I think!
    Do you give at your Cymbs tea made with cattle or horse manure?
    or guano...?

    A My friend repot on pure cattle with polistirene...
    I ask him to subscribe to this forum
    if he accept;)
     
  8. Forrest

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    I dont. I rarely feed them actually. I should be better about that.
     
  9. Dale

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    I'll send you some road apples next time I go to a parade.
     
  10. Forrest

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    Thanks Dale, but I will pass.
     
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    OK. I guess I shoulda just surprised you.
     
  12. Forrest

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    sending me a box of poop might be a gauntlet that is better left un-thrown ifyouknowwhatimean.
     
  13. Marni

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    Hey Forrest, I just sold one in bloom at the POE.

    I grow it with a regular night winter temp of 42F, though my big plant has been to 32 with no problem. I have grown and bloomed it with some winter water, but now go with a vary rare watering in winter. I grow it with Mexican laelias. Lots of water (and FERTILIZER) in the growing season.
     
  14. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I think they're telling you to pee on it more regularly.
     
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    Cyms are heavy feeders...you might just want to put on a time release
     
  16. Forrest

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    thanks folks. I will give these things a try.
     
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    You need to fertilize it. More water too. And light. Lots more light.
     
  18. Forrest

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    This thing may just die then. Needy damn thing.
     
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    I'd toss the f'er.
     
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    Is it blooming now?