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Missed this thread originally. I have had good results with:

HD rubber type pots from perennials or fruit trees.
2-3" of clay pot shards on the bottom.
An 'open' terrestrial mix (3 parts chunky peat, 2 parts composted manure, 1 part bark & 1 part perlite).

I can no longer get the chunky peat (I would have to buy a truck load to get it), so this year I have switched to cedar mulch + the other 3 components. So far this mix seems to work well.

I only use the skinny Cymbidium pots for small divisions of slender growing plants, such as Cym Sweetheart (see photo).
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DC: Look for the few hot-growing species like the Australian natives and the Malaysian Cym. chlorantha. I got an alba chlorantha at the Tamiami show in 2018. Also a lot of Cyms with these in their ancestry do well in warm weather.
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Whohoo! Just found some big fat spikes on Cym. Chen's Ruby. (Not sure how they snuck up me, but big enough to stake, even) One of the warm-blooming ones, flowers within a month or so, I think. That particular plant needed to be repotted this year... didn't happen, not going to do it now. Maybe in December or January.
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...That particular plant needed to be repotted this year... didn't happen, not going to do it now. Maybe in December or January.
Sounds like you need one of these.
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Sounds like you need one of these.
A lot more than one...
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quick update~

so i hate the base i made for these...while it is exceptional at holding the pots upright it is annoying for 1,385 other reasons (approximately)


however- i really like the pot- so does the plant, seemingly. What is came up with was half creative organizing and half ingenuity- but it all works …

i moved the nobiles to a more covered area bc they were wasting the lath house space getting burned and i moved the catts to more sun so i slipped the cyms right there- they will get a bit less sun which i think is better as they were a bit toasty, and thetall pots are easily wired and tied.


Neo on a plank by J Solo, on Flickr


Neo on a plank by J Solo, on Flickr


they are quite secure and the pots are great- there are new roots visible in the air holes and its been less than a month
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Looks great!
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