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Cym. sinense var "Big Stone Door"

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Ron-NY

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Cymbidium sinense is a terrestrial orchid whose native habitat spreads from India through Thailand and into Taiwan. This variety had wider leaves than most with a bit of variegation at the leaf tips, I suspect it is probably 4N.



 
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Thanks for sharing this pic-- What a beauty! Can you share some advise on growing these cymbidiums?
 

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I grow them in tall but narrow black plastic oriental Cym pots (about 9" tall). They have very good drainage in the bottom. I use a water retentive Phrag mix. (Bark mix with rockwool grow cubes added) They are kept moist. I grow mine intermediate in medium light, about the level that I grow Onc. intergenerics.
 

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Pretty, somewhat unusual flower for a Cymbidium. Is it a compact plant, or is it one of those future monsters?. Jean
 

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Jean, Chinese-type Cyms are very compact with graceful foliage. I grow multi growth plants in a 9" ( 29cm) tall pot, the top diameter is about 4" (10.2cm) and the well draining bottom diameter is about 2" (5.1cm). They need a cool spell to set spikes and they don't take the high light that a normal Cym needs. The pots look similar to this http://www.orchidweb.com/images/cp4026t.jpg
 

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