Orchid (Cymbidium Penguin)

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Trade name information:
Trade Name: Penguin
Cultivar name: 'Penguin'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
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
Parentage: Cymbidium aloifolium X Cymbidium canaliculatum

Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Oct 4, 2017 4:20 AM

Cym. simulans and Cym. pendulum are now considered to be synonyms of Aloe-Leafed Cymbidium Orchid (Cymbidium aloifolium), which gives Penguin precedence over the later registrations of Orchid (Cymbidium Alcor) and Kintoki. However, the RHS still refers to all three as separate grexes (much like registered Cym. iansonii hybrids) and Cym. simulans behaves somewhat differently from the type, so Alcor has been given a separate entry in this case.

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