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My cymbidium has produced numerous flower spikes (9 in '17, 1 current 3 months) that have refused to open.

I purchased it two years ago as a very healthy plant and have it under cover outside in bright light in Hobart, protected from frost and rain and watered when bark mix feels dry. I will admit I have not fertilised it much.

Submitted: 09:11AM, 02 Aug 2018
Answer: Thank you for contacting Yates.

Sounds like you are doing all the right things. If the flowers are not opening, I would suggest adding liquid fertiliser special for orchid. Try Yates Thrive Orchid Liquid Plant Food. It’s a complete fertilizer that provides all types of orchids with the balanced nutrition they need, including potassium to encourage beautiful blooms, plus manganese, iron and copper which are ideal for your pot-grown orchids.

Click here for more info: https://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/water-soluble/Yates-Thrive-Orchid-Liquid-Plant-Food/

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

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