Day's Cymbidium (Cymbidium dayanum)

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Botanical names:
Cymbidium dayanum Accepted
Cymbidium aestivum Synonym
Cymbidium angustifolium Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Other info: Seeds require a specialised medium, as they do not contain their own food source.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Feb 10, 2018 10:39 PM

There are at least two different colour forms of this species; one being bicoloured (the regular form) and the other being a solid red (sometimes sold as "var. angustifolium" or just Cym. dayanum "Red"). Anecdotal reports suggest the blooms of the red form last longer and may be a stronger plant than the more common bicoloured form.

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Australis On January 19, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Received results from DPIPWE Tasmania that my plants tested negative for OFV, ORSV and CymMV.
Australis On September 26, 2017 Potted up
Australis On July 12, 2017 Obtained plant
Purchased two seedlings of the red form from Orchid Species Plus.
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