- Mar 30, 2020
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Cymbidium goeringii "Gyoku-ei" (Japanese) 日本春蘭「玉英」。It's time to check the buds. There are 2 buds this year. Stage 1 shading is finished, the flower buds are whitish. The smaller bud came out later than the bigger bud, so it still has a few more weeks to go before it reaches 3cm-5cm in size. The flower buds are continued to be shaded using aluminum foil caps. The aluminum cap is only removed 2 weeks before flowers bloom in the spring. To bloom, vernalization is required in the winter (0C-10C no higher and no lower). This plant produced buds 3 years in a row and will bloom 3 years in a row by Spring 2022. Although this Cymbidium goeringii only has 4 growths (the leave length is no more than 20 cm), it has probably more than 10 white long hard roots, that's why it can bloom 3 years in a row. When Japanese culturing method is followed, C. goeringii produces strong roots and can bloom every year. Last picture was the flower from Spring 2021. All my C. goeringii are grown in Toronto, Canada.