Monday, November 14, 2011

Cymbidium Maggie Lindberg

Cymbidium Maggie Lindberg - Plant photo by Richard LindbergOne last post on the out-of-season Cymbidium division I got at the SCOS meeting. I potted it today in a big pot, about 4-gallons I think. The pseudobulbs are big and I wanted to leave enough room for a couple years growth.

This is in a Supersoil and bark mix. The plant produces large white flowers with a pink center. Since I am never going to sell the plant or enter in in judging I decided to name it. I have no idea what the "REAL" name is so I am going for the points for naming it for family members.

5 comments:

  1. Could you please share what is Supersoil, a commercial name for cymbidium orchid mix or just a name of non-bark (dirt) soil? Thanks a lot.

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  2. Supersoil is a brand name for a potting/garden type mix. More earth-like than peat moss. I used it to fill in the gaps in the bark.

    Another option is to use just an inexpensive bark mulch. It breaks down too quickly for most orchids, but is fine for terrestrials.

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  3. Thank you Richard. I am planning to try cymbidiums when spring comes and shipping will resume here up north, so for now just doing my research. Being indoor grower with limited space I am looking for compact specie and so far I was able to come up with Cymbidium erythraeum or Cymbidium goeringii. Is there anything else you could suggest, that will stay compact. Thanks a lot.

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  4. Look for Cymbidium dayanum which is generally available. It grows from India through Southeast Asia to Japan. The plant grows in full sun and is cold to warm growing. This Cymbidium is an epiphyte blooming in summer and fall. The flowers are pendulant and fragrant.

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  5. Thank you! It has very pretty striped flowers that are fragrant too! Goes right to my wish list...

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