- Feb 6, 2011
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Indeed, this species can grow huge and produce plenty of flowers.....these plants in flower are very impressive ones....but need plenty of space and this is the backside of the coin.............I judged one in Cape Cod that had 12 spikes over 100 flowers in a 5 gallon pot, six feet in diameter! I remember grower said it liked high light and cool dry winters.
What are your cultural conditions throughout the year?We see tracyanum pretty regularly on the US west coast. I have a couple and might even consider them my favorite Cym. They bloom in late fall early winter, are beautify fragrant and truly exotic. First two photos are Cym tracyanum. Third photo is another species Cym eburneum which has a very similar look.View attachment 32323 View attachment 32324 View attachment 32325 View attachment 32323 View attachment 32324 View attachment 32325
We are blessed in the San Francisco Bay Area with a mild Mediterranean climate, warm dry summers and cool wet winters (not wet enough these days. Summer highs avg in the 70F nights in the 40-50F, winters cooler but relatively mild. I current grow my Cyms in a greenhouse on the coast but can can do well outdoors if not drowned by rain and while they can take the cold don’t like a prolonged freeze. My GH ranges from high of 85F to 40F.What are your cultural conditions throughout the year?
This is the nicest-colored form I’ve seen. I really like this species. My Aunt has had one for over 50 years and it’s insanely big; I repotted it 3 years ago for her after probably no repot for 15 years and it has refused to bloom since; it blooms in spring in the Midwest. Wenqing Perner has one even larger and if I remember correctly, the flower count topped 800.
I agree they are easy to grow and flower, given what they like. You are correct the night temp drop is a key factor.a very intereting discussion , I did not expect
for me this Cymbidium seemed to be easy to grow and flower
but my plants get the weather of Northern Thailand, just protected by shade cover
the Cymbidiums get morning sun , not too much light all together
from November on there are colder nights down to 10Celsius/50Fahrenheit , going up again just now
this could be crucial