Cymbidium orchid

Cymbidium have highly decorative flower spikes and are one of the least demanding indoor orchids. To flower well, the plants need a distinct temperature drop between day and night during mid- to late summer.

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cymbidium orchid at RHS garden Wisley

Quick facts

Common name Cymbidium
Botanical name Cymbidium
Group Houseplant or greenhouse/conservatory plant
Flowering time Mid-autumn to mid-spring
Planting time Re-pot in mid-spring after flowering
Height and spread 25cm-90cm (10-36in) by 30-90cm (12-36in)
Aspect Bright light, shade from direct sunshine in summer
Hardiness Tender, minimum 8-10°C (46-50°F).
Difficulty Moderate

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