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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
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
Bulbs
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Orchid

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  • Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Jun 18, 2017 11:57 PM concerning plant:
    Cymbidium orchids are one of the more popular Orchid genera. They are quite often used for cut flowers, although some species and their hybrids do not cut well (i.e. Red Column Cymbidium (Cymbidium erythrostylum) and Tracy's Cymbidium (Cymbidium tracyanum)).

    Most hybrids are cool-growing and flower from late Autumn/Fall through Spring. Newer heat-tolerant hybrids are extending this range and it is expected that it will be possible to have Cyms in flower at all times of the year in the not-too-distance future.

    Many species are epiphytic, although some (such as Splendid Cymbidium (Cymbidium insigne)) are terrestrial. These can typically still be grown in a mix suitable for epiphytic Cyms. Overall, the genus is probably best described as semi-epiphytic.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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A Question of Identity by Australis Nov 15, 2017 7:48 PM 0
Doubts about identity by Australis Feb 10, 2018 10:53 PM 0
A rejected hybrid by Australis Mar 31, 2018 4:52 AM 0

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