The cymbidium pot in water?
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

The cymbidium pot in water?
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 01-31-2019, 11:33 AM
mimigirl mimigirl is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Zone: 9b
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 479
The cymbidium pot in water? Female
Default The cymbidium pot in water?

I purchased my first one last weekend, Cym. Eleanor Matsumoto. The vendor said to leave the pot standing in a few inches of water. Thatís right? Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-01-2019, 05:42 AM
Brev Brev is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 18
The cymbidium pot in water?
Default

I think it's best to have it moist than wet, in the case you may want to let it out of the water tray. Water when the substrate approaches to the dry side.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-01-2019, 09:34 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is online now
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 10,646
The cymbidium pot in water? Male
Default

What is the potting medium?

I think that the grower is trying to recommend a way to keep the roots cool, as such a hybrid is probably a bit "cool blooded" for New Orleans climate.

I highly recommend you repot it into semi-hydroponics in an unglazed clay pot, sitting in the tray of water.
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
Want Better Plants? READ THIS
shop.firstrays.com

Free Shipping in the US! (see terms & conditions for details)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes mimigirl liked this post
  #4  
Old 02-01-2019, 12:41 PM
mimigirl mimigirl is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Zone: 9b
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 479
The cymbidium pot in water? Female
Default Repot now?

Ray, I just purchased it last week and itís in full bloom. Should I repot now? The vendor said it was good to go for a year or so. It is currently in a plastic pot. A clay pot in water does sound like a better idea to me.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-01-2019, 02:21 PM
MrHappyRotter's Avatar
MrHappyRotter MrHappyRotter is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2013
Zone: 7b
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,198
The cymbidium pot in water? Male
Default

The vendor I purchased my C. Eleanor Matsumoto from mentioned something similar, but I didn't ask a lot of details.

I think it was in the context of plants that are in tall cymbidium pots and in chunky mixes. If your C. Eleanor Matsumoto came from the same source as mine and is in promix (looks like potting soil), then I can say I haven't been keeping mine sitting in water and probably wouldn't do it unless/until I repot into a larger pot with a different potting mix.

I would recommend holding off on repotting until the plant is done blooming and has new growths forming that are just starting to develop new roots. That'll give it the best chances of adapting to new potting media.

Also, after your plant is done blooming, keep an eye on it. Apparently these are capable of producing multiple spikes from a single bulb. I'm probably jinxing it, but mine is developing a new spike from the bulb that was in spike when I bought it.
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes mimigirl liked this post
  #6  
Old 02-01-2019, 07:49 PM
mimigirl mimigirl is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Zone: 9b
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 479
The cymbidium pot in water? Female
Default I wonít repot yet

It does look like promix. These guys love water, correct? Should I keep it damp? Good chance it is the same vendor. I purchased it at a show. I purchased another one from another vendor and she said nothing about setting the pot in water. Yet, some of my responses here mentioned leaving the pot in the runoff from watering.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-01-2019, 08:16 PM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 4,381
The cymbidium pot in water? Female
Default

Notice if using a clay pot with bark, you can keep it moister while air still gets to the roots. That's how I do it.

Last edited by Dollythehun; 02-01-2019 at 08:18 PM..
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes mimigirl liked this post
  #8  
Old 02-02-2019, 09:21 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is online now
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2005
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 10,646
The cymbidium pot in water? Male
Default

Patricia.

1) No, do not repot now.
2) As it's in ProMix, be wary of saturating the medium and suffocating the roots.
__________________
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
Want Better Plants? READ THIS
shop.firstrays.com

Free Shipping in the US! (see terms & conditions for details)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes mimigirl liked this post
  #9  
Old 02-02-2019, 11:32 AM
mimigirl mimigirl is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Zone: 9b
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 479
The cymbidium pot in water? Female
Default Thanks!

Thank you, Ray. I always welcome your advice & input!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2019, 12:18 PM
Cym Ladye Cym Ladye is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Zone: 9b
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,785
The cymbidium pot in water? Female
Default

I agree with Ray on this even though we live in different climatic areas. Cyms like to stay moist, but if in a standard mix never like to sit in water 24/7. They need good drainage and whatever mix you use should give them that.

Wait to repot as MrHappyRotter suggested and meanwhile, learn everything you can about Cyms, their care and how to repot properly. Good Luck,
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes mimigirl liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
leave, pot, standing, thatís, water


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fertilizer Measuring TDS EC Osmolality Osmolarity Water Quality estaciůn seca Beginner Discussion 2 08-20-2017 09:30 AM
Fertilizer and Mag/Ca Questions Christine1227 Beginner Discussion 13 04-28-2016 09:57 AM
My first Vanda! jkt97401 Vanda Alliance - others 15 11-08-2015 03:15 PM
New discussion on R.O. water Ross Advanced Discussion 45 06-06-2009 09:08 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.