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 December 2014
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 Photo of the Week
Paph. Delrosi 'Nelly' AM/AOS Paphiopedilum Delrosi
'Nelly' AM/AOS, 80pts

(Paph. delenatii x Paph. rothschildianum)
Exhibitor: Catherine Frutiger
Pacific Northwest Monthly Judging, Richmond BC
August 09, 2014
Photo: Judith Higham
Award: 20142897

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Cymbidium Care

What's the word on growing sizable (6- to 14-inch pot) standard cymbidiums in Pro-Mix or similar media? Has anyone reported on doing this long enough to judge success? It would make sense that cymbidiums and zygopetalums would do okay in the mix, but I grow outdoors in summer in an area with frequent heavy thunderstorms, and worry that the roots would rot in this heavy a medium. I suspect that California data will not be very relevant to my southern Appalachian locale.   — John A. Hyatt, PhD

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