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Cymbidium tigrinum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This plant is from northeast India. The flowers have a natural spread of 2.5" and are long-lasting and very fragrant. I grow it cold in the winter with less water, but not a totally dry.

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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    What an incredibly handsome plant. Great growing!
     
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    JonP all that Supporting Member

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    Gosh that sure is nice! How cool in the winter?
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is just incredible! My Cymbidium tigrinum produces 2 growths each year but never bloomed yet: at the end of winter, when new growths begin, old pseudobulbs drop their leaves. Too wet winter rest? Wrong media?
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Jon, it currently gets 45F minimum. Before that it was 42F for a few years. But it has been to 32F (and dry) without any problem.

    Alexey, my plant usually has a couple of years pseudobulbs with leaves. If you have access to back issues of AOS Magazine, I did an article in Decmeber 2009 issue on this species. If not, send me a pm with your email and I'll send you a copy of the aricle. I grow it fairly dry through much of the winter, but not completely dry. If it is too wet, the spikes damp off and if it is too dry the growth is not so strong. I grow mine in a light terrestrial mix, but I have seen it grown very well on a horizontal mount of cork.
     
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    Thanks Marni! Sounds like I could keep it on my patio in the winter down here in Salinas. I would appreciate very much if you could send me a copy of your article. I will send you a pm.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That should be perfect. Just need to keep in covered so you control the water.
     
  8. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Quite a fetching image, that single-flower shot.
     
  9. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, in the summer how warm can this plant tolerate (or which of your houses do you grow it in)? Sounds like the winter I could keep it outside under the eaves unless we had a cold spell. Thanks.
     
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    juanriog Barcelona, Spain. Inter GH.

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    Beautiful!! Always amazing plants!!!
     
  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, I used to grow this in a house that was open on the ends spring through fall so the temperatures would get in the 90's a day or two per week in the summer. I converted that one so now grow it in the cool house. I think it would be worth a try for you.