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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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Started by Ashley Kennedy. Last reply by Carol McIntyre/Zn5/WI Jul 3, 2012.

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Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on June 28, 2014 at 9:08pm

Phalaenopsis, Moth Orchid native to South East Asia, a new buy for me, so I can not put it in the show, that would be cheating, I learnt years ago, that you might be able to fool other people but never yourself.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on June 28, 2014 at 9:03pm

Side by side you can see how much it grew in 2 weeks but not enough. SAD

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on June 16, 2014 at 6:28pm

Moved this Cym inside to try and get the spears to grow and open in 3 weeks for the Orchid challenge our club has entered.

They are growing about an inch a day in the warmer conditions, but I will need luck for it to be in full bloom.I think this is tactics by the Shepperton Club, to run the challenge so early. They have a lot earlier season than clubs down south and will have early blooms.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on May 28, 2014 at 1:44am

Just re-potted my oncidium into a hanging pot, they are supposed to viewed from under, just like they would be in nature hanging from trees.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on May 27, 2014 at 7:17pm

My cymbidiums are just sending up spikes now, which is the last week of Autumn. They have been under trees all summer in pots and flower during our winter. Some flowered last year for six months until the late spring heat burnt them off. 

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on May 27, 2014 at 7:10pm

I would move them into semi shade and do not water too much just spray the foliage. Orchids rot really easy they do not like wet roots.They do need some sunshine to flower. Most Orchids flower in winter and spring for me and in zone 9 you would be much the same.

Comment by Yvonne Martin zone 9a se texas on May 24, 2014 at 10:39am

I wish everyone would have their zone and place of garden in ther subtitles..

I am having a hard time with my reed orchids, their out in the sun and I water them 3 time a week. any ideas

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on May 14, 2014 at 7:21am

Oncidium excaratum, this one I brought doing well out side under decking roof.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 24, 2014 at 11:12pm

I have a couple of pictures to post, but not feeling well so they will have to wait. It was cold last night, but all my given Orchids look OK, the hot water service is next to them which keeps the chill away a bit. I,m expecting it to be a cold winter after a hot summer. Cold nights mean lovely warm winter days and blue skys but dry no rain. When it rains the nights will be warmer and the days cooler.

Comment by Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia on April 22, 2014 at 7:53pm

We had an inch of rain last night, so I just went out to check that my new orchids did not get too wet. They are up against the house under the eves, it did get in a bit but not enough to worry about.

 

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