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Chinese Orchid
« on: November 25, 2020, 15:55 »
My birthday one is outside my back door, but under cover.   Should I put it in an unheated greenhouse for winter, or do something else with it.   Thanks,  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Chinese Orchid
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2020, 11:07 »
Is it a cymbidium orchid Mrs B?

They need to stay protected over winter, so an unheated greenhouse is not going to be warm enough. A cool bright place indoors would be better.

They do need a spell over autumn with a drop between day and night temperatures to spur them into making flower spikes for the following year, but temperatures under 10 degrees centigrade are damaging.

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2020, 12:27 »
I am not sure what it's name is, but it was very pretty with lovely white flowers going a bit pink at the edges.
I'll  bring it in and try and find a suitable place for it, although I am sure it will get fairly cold in my house during the night  :D  thank you,  Mrs B
I have just looked it up and it is that, Dondrobium.
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Re: Chinese Orchid
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 08:52 »
Dendrobiums are more tender than cymbidiums Mrs B, but overnight temperatures indoors should be fine.

They need good light but not too much direct sun  :)



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