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Cymbidium

Orchid

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cymbidium
  • Common name: Orchid
  • Family: Orchidaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant

Cymbidium orchids are some of the easiest houseplants to grow. They bear pretty flowers in a range of colours, over a long period.

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For best results grow Cymbidium orchids in a well-lit room away from direct sunlight. Cymbidiums prefer cooler growing conditions than other orchid varieties, and to flower well they require a distinct drop in temperature between day and night from mid- to late summer. It is possible to transfer cymbidiums outdoors in summer, but do keep them out of direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorch.

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During the growing season, water regularly and feed every three weeks. In winter, water sparingly.

How to grow Cymbidium

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    45cm spread

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Cymbidium and wildlife

Cymbidium has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cymbidium poisonous?

Cymbidium has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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