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Old 01-09-2019, 02:21 PM
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Hello Cymbidium fans:
I'd like to hear of mail order sources for ultra-miniature, or "tea cup" size cymbidiums. I have two from Santa Barbara which do exceedingly well for me. However, the last couple of times I wanted to purchase from SBOE they were out of my choices. (boo-hoo) I'm not a fan of e-bay buying, though.
I appreciate any leads, recommendations or advice.
Happy New Year and Happy Growing to all of you.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:01 PM
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What size do you consider to be "ultra" mini?

As far as your concerns about E-bay, there are numerous good sources there, many of whom use E-bay as a secondary sales channel. It may still be worthwhile to look on E-bay, then if you see something that catches your eyes, double check to see if that vendor has his/her own website or business. For instance, Louisiana Orchid Connection is like that, and I know that he sells miniature Cymbidium species on E-bay as well as through his business website.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:11 PM
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Hi Mr. Happy Rotter ; -)
Thanks for your suggestions.
I consider the ultra-mini or teacup Cyms to be those that stay under 18 or 20 inches high - that's the foliage out of bloom. One of mine is about 12 to 14 inches in height and stays in a 6 inch pot nicely C. Cherry Blossom. Very reliable, takes heat and cold, cute pink. I Need more like that. : -)
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:35 PM
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Olympic Orchids just sent me one. Cute little thing, fantastic shape on arrival. Very inexpensive.
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Try Ten Shin Gardens. They often sell at USA shows.
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Maryanne,

Are you coming to the CAIOS show in 2 weeks?
I will be there as a vendor, and I will bring a variety of Cymbidiums.
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Orchidpeople in Hawaii. Also on FB. Very reputable and helpful with a wide selection of warmth tolerant mini Cyms.
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Old 01-17-2019, 02:20 PM
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Thanks very much for the suggestions of sources. : -)
I really need the cold tolerant types of Cymbidiums and all orchids for that matter. I keep a 'cold house' that dips to the 40sF in the winter. It's remarkable how many genera that will grow and flower in those conditions.

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The term "warmth tolerance" in Cymbidiums refers not to winter cold, rather to later summer/early fall night temperatures.

Most hybrid Cymbidiums need cool nights during this time to set buds. This makes them difficult to flower in places with warm summer and fall nights. Warmth tolerant Cymbidiums will set buds and flower under these conditions.

As far as I know all Cymbidiums will tolerate low winter temperatures, but should be kept above freezing. Depending on ancestry, some tolerate just a little frost.
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ES is spot-on with regard to Cym cold tolerance. (I think the term "warmth-tolerant" for those Cyms that don't need a fall cooldown to bloom should be "hot-muggy-nights tolerant" , because essentially all of them can take temperatures from over 100 deg F to about 29 deg F. ) Check out this link to see how really tough these plants are at the low end of the range... Ice
About 3 weeks after this freeze, that big yellow Cym pictured, as well as many others, were in a display at a show, looking beautiful.
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