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Cymbidium Finlaysonianum Culture?

Posted by joss-1 ( on
Tue, Dec 24, 13 at 13:29

Does anyone grow cymbidium finlaysonianum? I've been growing mine for about 7 years. Its on the large side, but it never blooms. Also half of the leaves are green and half are yellowish. I grow it outdoors in South Florida and I think my problem is with my watering... Does anyone know how much to water this orchid Summer/Winter? I'm growing it bare-root. It was attached to a large wood basket, but that rotted away over the years. Another problem might be the lighting. I had it in dappled sun/shade, but I recently moved it to a little bit brighter area in the fork of a royal Poinciana tree, in a low fork so that it still gets the brighter light. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Joss

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RE: Cymbidium Finlaysonianum Culture?

  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 24, 13 at 14:54

It should be a doddle to grow and bloom in South Florida.

"Brighter Light" the Cymbidium fanciers here grow their babies under an appropriate shade-rated shade-cloth so the plants get all day filtered sunlight.

Do you fertilise the plant every so often with a complete fertiliser?

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