Cymbidium schroederi is a medium-sized species from Vietnam, found at elevations of 1350-1700m (4500-6600 feet). Residing at higher elevation than many Vietnamese species, it is more cold tolerant. We have wintered Cymbidium schoederi in our cool area (50F/10C minimum winter nights), but might try outside year-round next year with the other Cymbidium in our outdoor shade house.
Other growers in our area find this species is adaptable to low temperatures near freezing in winter, which is understandable as it grows at similar elevations to Cymbidium tracyanum, a very hardy outdoors (year-round) species for us. The increasing size of this beautiful orchid is strong incentive for it to remain outdoors!
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