Iris-Like Cymbidium (Cymbidium iridioides)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cymbidium iridioides Accepted
Cymbidium giganteum 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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Location: Cymbidium Orchid Society of Victoria Meeting, Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2018-06-12
By Australis
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Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Feb 10, 2018 10:58 PM

This species is not commonly seen in cultivation in Australia and unfortunately the hybrid Orchid (Cymbidium Bennett-Poei) is often mislabelled as this species. It suffers similar foliage issues to Tracy's Cymbidium (Cymbidium tracyanum), requiring good quality water to prevent leaf spotting and tip dieback.

There is no known alba form of the species.

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