From June to August, upright spikes packed with up to 18 flowers put on a fabulous show. The soft pink flowers have deeper pink patterning and are around 6cm across.
Cymbidium Orchids are exceptionally elegant plants and impressively long lasting. They flower from 4 to 12 weeks on the plant and 2 to 4 weeks if cut for the vase.
The large flowers open on upright stems in big numbers. These cool growing Cymbidium Orchids are exceptionally elegant plants and wonderfully long lasting. As cool growing orchids they require cold winter nights in order to flower well (10-15C at night).
Cymbidium Orchids are easy to grow as long as you cater for their basic needs:
1. Use an orchid growing mix
2. Position the plant in dappled light
3. Keep the plant just moist, watering frequently in spring and summer while it is growing, then keep just moist in winter. Fertilise well (twice a month with a diluted liquid orchid fertiliser spring to summer, then drop it back to once a month in autumn and winter. Or use a slow release orchid fertiliser as per the directions on the package).
Cymbidium Orchids make ideal pot and hanging basket plants. They may take a few years to settle in and flower, but they are worth the wait and will flower reliably for decades to come.
Cymbidium x hybrida
June to August
Cool to Sub-Tropical