Mid Summer Cymbidium goeringii check (Japanese Cym goeringii "Kourin" 日本春蘭「光琳」)

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Cymbidium goeringii Kourin 日本春蘭「光琳」A quick mid summer check. I noticed that one of the new growths is coming out from a very old pseudobulb (at least 5 years old). This plant came half dead 3 years ago. When they are well grown and happy, they grow at a steady speed every year, including new growth(s) from backbulb(s). This is one way to propagate your Cymbidium goeringii quickly and divide and sell.

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When potted correctly, the newest pseudobulb should be 1/3 to 1/2 burried. The new growths just start deeper every year (potted 2.5 years ago, so need to be repotted next spring) so that's why it's deep. If the whole pseudobulb is 100% exposed sitting on top of the potting mix (like you would pot any orchid with a pseudobulb), the plant loses too much moisture, will never bloom. That's the explanation in one of the Japanese Cymbidium books with illustrations on how to pot it correctly.
 

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