Low's Cymbidium (Cymbidium lowianum)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Other: Blooms will last 2-3 months depending on care. Good forms have 20-30 flowers on a spike. Generally cuts well.
Flower Color: Green
Other: Lip has a solid red mark on it, except for the alba form (which has a yellow mark instead).
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Seeds: 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
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic


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Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on May 9, 2018 10:35 PM

Cymbidium lowianum exhibits a level of self-incompatibility; that is, plants pollinated with their own pollen may not produce seed or will only produce a limited quantity (not a full pod).

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