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Old 10-19-2018, 08:31 AM
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Why don't you keep it?
In your climate, Cymbs outside are one of those plants that we can forget about them. We only notice them when they bloom.
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My you can order tea cup sized cymbs from Santa Barbara Orchid Estates. Overseas, IDK. I recently ordered some and they mature and bloom in a 4-6" pot, in the pot, under a foot tall. I'd also keep it, cover it, and move it close to the building in inclement weather. They're tough.
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If you are thinking of getting rid of it then your local orchid society - Lea Valley Orchid Society - should be able to help - I'm pretty sure someone would take it off your hands and you may be able to do a swap for something more manageable.
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Leave it outside until you have notice of frost. As to rain, Cyms in the wild get rain, sometimes for days at a time! You can keep it in a sheltered place outside but my plants are out all winter, rain or shine. The only reason I give them cover in the winter is to protect the blooms from spotting. They will take 28F for no more than 4-6 hours but not advisable if in spike.

As for slugs and snails, there are many baits on the market for that.
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