Cymbidium

Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by LPN, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Probably not much for the Orchid enthusiast, but for myself who has very few indoor plants, this one is good in my books. I set it outside this morning in the natural light for photograghic purposes.

    Cheers, LPN. (Vancouver Island)
     

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    I could be wrong here, but isnt it a phalenopsis? (i probably spelt it wrong)
    name aside it's a healthy looking specimen :)
     
  3. LPN

    LPN Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    You're probably right oscar. I know very little about orchid plants (obviously).
    Cheers, LPN.
     
  4. terrestrial_man

    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is what a cymbidium looks like.
    This image is unedited and I just took it a month ago. It is still in flower.
    I see no reason why you cannot grow cymbidiums in BC outside from late Spring into Fall in full sun, except possibly in the heat of summer where only some shading during noon might be advisable.
    All my cymbidiums are outside and have handled down to 26F (-3C) and can do so unprotected by covering.

    There are species cymbidiums that occur up into Korea.
     

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  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Definitely a moth orchid. These like it warm and can be successful as house plants, whereas cymbidiums are a greenhouse item. The orchid company that used to operate near here kept all theirs in a highly ventilated house that duplicated the atmosphere of a tropical mountaintop. Seemed like every time I went in there the fans were on, it was almost like walking into a cooler.
     

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