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Boat Orchid

Cymbidium spp.

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Cymbidium is a genus of 52 evergreen species, The genus name comes from the latin cymba meaning boat. Distributed throughout tropical and subtropical Asia and northern Australia they can produce racemes up to 90cm high in a fantastic range of colours that can last 10 weeks.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Winter

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division
Divide plants at re-potting if they have become over-large, or if some of the pseudobulbs (swellings at the base) have died and turned brown. Select divisions with three healthy pseudobulbs, discarding older or shrivelled material. Divisions will take about two to three years to flower again

Geography

Origin
Tropical and subtropical Asia and northern Australia

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Orchidaceae
Flower colour
Multi coloured
Scent
None

Problems

Can suffer from Tobacco mosaic virus & cymbidium mosaic potexvirus. They can also be attacked by mealy bugs, red spider mite, aphids, slugs & snails.

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