Cymbidium

Cascade Cymbidium

The botanic ancestors of the Cascade Cymbidium, cultivate originally grew on dead trees and rock faces in various regions of Taiwan, Vietnam and China at an elevation of 1500 to 2200 m.

As such, the plants had no need to develop any flowers that emerged above the plants, and the flowers ended up hanging downwards.

This gave us a fantastic opportunity to grow Cymbidium plants which can be beautifully presented in a high vase or a hanging pot.

  •   Properties
    Scientific name
    Cymbidium
    Family
    Orchidaceae
    Origin
    The Cymbidium grows in the tropical regions of Nepal, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia and the Himalaya mountains. The plant grows between rocks, leaves and tree trunks.
    Shelf life
    Theoretically for years, depending on the care
    Season
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                           
  •   Care tips florists

    - Plaats de Cymbidium orchidee nooit op de tocht, bijvoorbeeld vlakbij de winkeldeur vind hij niet prettig

    - De orchidee mag in de zomermaanden een keer per week water, dit kun je het beste doen door de orchidee in een bakje lauw warm water te zetten en hem er na 15 minuten weer uit te halen.

     

  •   Care tips consumers

    Light
    An orchid needs a place with much light, but no exposure to direct sunlight during its growing season (March – September). During this period, the sunlight is too intense and can burn the leaves.

    Temperature
    The plant prefers room temperature, between 15 and 25 degrees centigrade.

    Fertilizing
    You can give the plant some special orchid fertilizer once a month. Add this fertilizer to the bowl of water in which you dip the plant.

    Re-potting
    When the plant outgrows the nursery pot (usually after 1.5 – 2 years) it is time to transfer the plant to a larger pot. The new pot must have holes in the bottom to drain excess water. This prevents root rot. The orchid prefers an airy soil mixture, therefore do not press the soil too tightly. Use the special orchid soil. After re-potting, soak the plant thoroughly using room-temperature water to achieve the ideal connection between the soil and the roots and to achieve quick growth. After 2 weeks start giving half of the normal water quantity. After 4 – 6 months, fertilize the plant once a month.

    Watering
    Most problems usually occur during watering. People often overwater. The orchid should NEVER stand with its roots in water. There are holes in the bottom of the nursery pot which drain off excess water. If the orchid is in an ornamental pot, the water will remain in that pot. Too much water will rot your orchid's roots.

    Watering advice
    Take the orchid together with the nursery pot out of the ornamental pot (leave the orchid in the nursery pot) and dip it into a bowl of room-temperature water. Leave the plant in the water for 5 – 10 minutes. Drain the plant well and then put it back into the ornamental pot. This way you cannot overwater.

    Take care that there isn't too much water in the bowl. The nursery pot can have no more than 75% water. Depending on the situation in your home (temperature and humidity) and the weather outside (lots or a little sun), you have to dip the plant once a week. After a while you will be able to tell by the weight of the pot whether it is necessary to dip the plant. You will learn by doing. Dip a little more often when the weather is warm, a little less than once a week when the weather is dark and cool.