Everything you need to know to grow and care for your Cymbidium orchid, including basic light, water, temperature and fertilization requirements. Plus, how to propagate new Cymbidium orchids and information about repotting. #Orchid #OrchidCare #CymbidiumOrchid
It’s finally feeling like autumn here in the Northeast with temperatures expected in the mid-50s all this week. My outdoor grounds crew is busy moving all the tropical plants back into the heated greenhouses where they will spend the cold, winter months. My head gardener, Ryan McCallister, is also busy repotting many of my precious
Cymbidium orchids, more commonly known as “boat orchids” due to the shape of their flowers, are one of the most popular types of orchids for gardeners. They’re available in a wide variety of species, so there are many options for orchid enthusiasts. They are also easy to care for and can even be grown outside in the right climate.
Cymbidium plants, also known as boat orchids, grow outdoors year-round in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 12. In colder climates they must be brought indoors during the freezing winter months. Plants produce a dozen or more flower spikes, with each one having a large 2 to 5-inch flower. To successfully grow plants - whether indoors or out - nighttime winter temperatures should be between 45°F and 55°F and plants need full sun.