An upright Cymbidium with 8-15 lime flowers from late July. Each pure green flower is up to 10cm across. Each bulb offers one or two flower spikes once established.
This cool growing Cymbidium Orchid is an exceptionally elegant plant and wonderfully long lasting. The large flowers open on upright stems in big numbers. It is a vigorous selection, so even beginner growers will look like experts in no time.
Cymbidium flowers last from 4 to 12 weeks on the plant and 2 to 5 weeks if you cut the stems for the vase. 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 year or two to settle in and flower, but they are worth the wait and will flower reliably for decades to come.
Late July on
Cool to Sub-Tropical