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Cymbidium Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium Orchid)

My Pink-Mauve Cymbidium which usually blooms in winter. I've brought it back from near death, due to neglect last year. Photo taken Feb. 2, 2012.

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Glad you're taking care of it now!
My Cym is huge!!!! No flower spike though....I think I killed two of them when I re-potted a the wrong time!
In my defense, the plant had actually moved out of the pot....I couldn't even water it.

3 Feb, 2012


I'm hoping next year it'll bloom, again.

Cymbidiums love to be root-bound -- they only need to re-potted every 7 or 8 years. When they're so tight they can't receive any water to their roots, is the perfect time to re-pot.

Here's how my plant used to look:

3 Feb, 2012


Oh yeah, I remember that one. Gorgeous and the same color as mine.

3 Feb, 2012


Yes, it's the same as yours.

I like the dark maroon or burgundy colored flowered variety. I see it all the time here for sale. Cymbidiums are the most likely the most widely grown orchid. However, some varieties can be expensive.

3 Feb, 2012


At least it'll bloom well next year!

Check this out, a peloric Cym!

3 Feb, 2012



I've seen these here and I don't like them. They have too much green-yellow in the flowers. Years ago, most of the Cymbidiums available looked like the one in that photo.

4 Feb, 2012

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