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Cymbidium devonianum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, May 16, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not the best clone, not the best blooming, part of the spike off was broken off, but it is always makes me happy when I bloom this species.

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    how do you plant this?
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi, Neo. I grow this the same way I grow most of my cymbidiums. It is potted in a mix of 3 parts fine bark, 5 parts pumice, 3.5 parts well washed coir (coco peat), 1.5 parts red lava rock. That is the same as I use for pleiones and many terrestrials.

    It is watered frequently in the warmer months and less often in the winter. I give it moderate to moderately bright light.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Neo, check your "Inbox" as I have sent you a message.
     
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    Hi Marni, when you say more frequent in warmer months, how often you mean? I have one, and I water it once a week, here is very humid, but some bulbs started to be a little wrinkly. Also I had it for some time outside, but it get yellow coloration so I moved it inside again.
    Thanks!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi ValeST. In the summer I water it every 2 to 4 days and it grows in a terrestrial mix that doesn't dry out between waterings. It likes some shade in the summer and also fertilizer. The yellowing could be from too much light for the amount of fertilizer it was getting.
     
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    Thanks Marni! I'll do it.