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Orchid-Cymbidium 17 Replies

Started by Hildegarde Fischer. Last reply by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia Apr 13.

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Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on Tuesday

I got my first award for showing orchids on the weekend, look out I,m hooked. So much to learn.

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on October 1, 2014 at 6:51pm

thank you so much, I learnt something.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 29, 2014 at 5:22pm

Cymbidiums are the most cold loving of the lot. They handle down to 30 f, a couple of light frosts will not hurt the plant, just damages the flowers. They grow bigger and need an area of 1m x 1m  on a stand at least 30cm off the ground. Light spray watering during winter so just a little goes into the pot.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 29, 2014 at 5:41am

Phalaenopsis, moth orchid, growing under ultra violet lighting, indoors. My winters are too cold for these beauty's and the wind is too hot in the summer.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 29, 2014 at 3:45am

This is the Cymbidium orchid I was tring to get to bloom, back in July , its been out now for about a month.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 29, 2014 at 3:40am

Cymbidium Pinky

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on September 29, 2014 at 3:39am

Move them inside under Ultra violet lighting, they have to be over 15 c or 60f . Spray mist the foliage, do not water roots during winter. Even next to a window in winter would be too cold.

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on September 27, 2014 at 3:28pm

I love orchids, unfortunately they don't love me. I had 5 moth orchids last year and this year I have two. I live south of Houston league city area, can any one tell me what I can do to save them during the winter?. this summer I hung them from my huge live oak tree and they are doing fine. I have 1 dendrodium, and 1 reed orchid orange.  please help

Comment by Sharon Serrano Ahmed on August 13, 2014 at 7:28am

Great pictures!  Thanks for sharing.  I went to a lecture at my local orchid society on Australian Dendrobiums.  It was very interesting.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on August 12, 2014 at 9:48pm

I,m still waiting for the other orchid to open , when it did not open in time for the show I put it back outside in the cool.

 

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