How to grow Cymbidium

Cymbidium growing orchid leaf plant orchid of the genus Cymbidium also known as Boat orchid, Cymbidium perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut flower plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color in green in linear shape, in the leaves base like bulb.

Cymbidium flowers

Flower color can be: red, yellow, white, orange, green, black, purple, maroon, brown, pink mostly more than one color with spots, dots, stripes, flowers with five elliptic petals and can be with pointed top and the in the middle like a mouth with decoration, flower can survive more than one month.

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How to grow Cymbidium growing and care:

Recommend blooming temperature at day time 15C (60F) – 27C (80F) at night time 10C (50F) – 20C (68F) can survive more than 30C the orchid, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil, more than 50% humidity

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s hard to start from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot

Planting season:
Spring / Summer (indoor all year)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mite

Pruning season:
After bloom

How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade with a lot of light

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Autumn, winter in warmer climate and colder climate in spring autumn

General information about the flower
Mouth shape with decoration flowers with five elliptic petals can be with pointed top, color can be: red, yellow, white, orange, purple, maroon, black, brown, pink mostly more than one color with spots, dots, stripes

Scientific name:


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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Black flower
  • Brown flowers
  • Green flower
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Leaf plant
  • Orchids
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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