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Old 04-25-2018, 08:12 PM
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It followed me home from the show, can I keep it?

Nice plants, great snatch!
Good Luck with them!
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:21 AM
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Nice paph! With the warm growers (mottled leaves) I bring them back inside when fall temps start...sooner than many others. I attempt to let them not experience lower than 55 degrees for more than an hour or so at night. They also require less light than the cold growers. If a phal likes the conditions, this one will enjoy same.

I've grown cymbidium in S/H for last ten years or so, as that works best for me. Otherwise I'd never water them often enough. I leave them outside until threat of first frost. If it's a one-time frost, I'll haul them onto enclosed porch or throw a blanket over the rack they're on overnight, then continue to leave them out.

The Cymb. stay in my basement under a light until they are just starting to spike, then I bring them into house temps and wait for the show. They take up a lot of real estate, but the length of bloom time is well worth it.

And if you figure out how to stick to a budget at an orchid show/sale, please let me know.
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Old 04-26-2018, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rbarata View Post
Does that room has near freezing temps in winter? If not, it won't bloom.
Room is in the house so it rarely gets to 55F, usually around 63F in the winter at night.

Game plan is to eventually put germination warming pads under the tray for plants needing warmer conditions.
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