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Old 06-17-2014, 11:56 AM
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Ok so I am a Newbe. Now that's new to me. I have had a cymbidium for quit some time now, I recvied it as a bd gift it sat at my Mothers house for a yr. It did well that was until I moved from a beautiful Lush Valley to the desert. Not haveing any place to sit it I put it outside, where it burned in the shade I repoted it n moved it to a coverd patio. 'Here it sat no one ti see it no one to care for it, it was abandoned. The heat n I do not get along, so I spend most of my days in the A/C. Yesterday I Decided I was going outside only to find my cymbidium potted in Miracle grow moist your control so it wasn't getting air circulating round its roots. I bought some moss n orchid bark soak it n repoted. My man tryed his best to keep it alive which was fine but it was being water way to much. He spit it into 2 pots. Now I had 2 cymbidium that had all these dead dried out blubs. So I tore away all the dead bulbs n put them in 1 pot. Now I found this site. I was thinking maybe I just made a big oopps. Should I have put them together the looked the same snapped branches n blacken in some spots. Was it funders?
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Sorry, I don't understand situation precisely. Can you post pix?
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I live in the desert, and have cimbididiums. I bought them around valentines day so they were most likely tricked into blooming when they were not in season. Some times it takes a year or so to cycle by before they get back to their natural rythem. This goes for all orchids tricked into bloom.

You really ought to concentrait on good culture. Mine are under a tree in the yard. Wood chips undernieth. I water every day. They have several baby leads. I bring them in for the coldest of winter. About mid december.

So, they like plenty of water. They like more fertilizer than most orchids (non ureah, like 10-10-10.all the numbers should be the same. Some kelp liquid helps.) They should be in medium with good drainage like all orchids. They need to be in tall thin pots. They should get high sun, maybe a 25% shade cloth rather than a covered patio. They can receive full morning sun. They need breeze. In the desert here East Texas pan handle area, we get nice temprature drops between day and night, as well as good breeze moving the leaves around. I think daly average is 85 to 90 with some 100sin the day and at night 10 degrees less at least. Natural shade is cooler than it seems, so when you say burning in the shade I'm not sure what you mean.

So, look around your property. Do you have a tree?

Can we have a bit more facts? Are you in Death Valley? Arizona?

Worst case scenario is that you sell your cimbidium on ebay, and get a Lalia or other orchid more adapted to desert living.

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Ok I took a closer look at my cymbidium n found slugs gross. Is it trash r is there something i can do? It also has root rot I'm so sad.
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The OP lives in the Inland Empire here in SoCal. The air there is stagnant. It really doesn't move much because it is sandwiched between mountains. It is probably 5 F - 10 F warmer there than it is out here in the Los Angeles County area. Los Angeles County is still somewhat closer to the coast, whereas the Inland Empire is much farther from it, meaning that there are no ocean breezes that come in to cool that area down.

The heat there is pretty oppressive.

The only reason why I'm not advising the OP to move, even to kid, is because I know how drastically cheap the housing is there compared to what it is here.

If the Cymbidium is still alive, I would probably just grow this indoors where it is cooler, but place it near a very bright window.

Yes, and do please post pics. It would help a lot to diagnose problems.

Orchids in the genus Oeceoclades are the best adapted to desert growing. Many are from desert regions.

Another desert growing orchid is Eulophia petersii. It grows on rocks in savannah type environments, which was what the Inland Empire used to be.

Coincidentally, both Oeceoclades and Eulophia are Cymbidium relatives, (somewhat distantly related, btw).

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I can work that as of yet been trying how do i send
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Hit the "Go Advanced" button.

Once the computer takes you to another screen, scroll towards the bottom and find a button that says "Manage Attachments". Hit the "Manage Attachments" button.

A small pop-up window will open up.

The pop-up window allows you to "Browse" through your computers files for the pic that you'd like to attach onto the post.

Once you've browsed through your files and found your pic, press "Upload". The pop-up screen will mention that it is uploading your photos.

When it is done uploading, (you'll know because you'll see a link to your photo in the pop-up window as well as in the box where the "Manage Attachments" button is), you can post the reply with the picture attached onto the post.

There are other ways to do it, but this is the way I know how.
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I can work that as of yet been trying how do i send
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Ok I tryed everything to post a photo n relized it because I'm on a phone. My comptuer is down. But I don't know if there is any hope for my cymbidium. I took a closer look n all the roots r rotted. I had to cut them all off will it live r grow more roots?
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