Cymbidium sp., Cymbidium. Cymbidium atropurpureum
Cymbidium atropurpureum

Cymbidium sp.

Family: Orchidaceae
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorPink flowers

Cymbidium plants have evolved water storage organs (pseudobulbs) to withstand periodic, and sometimes prolonged drying in their native habitats. The larger the pseudobulbs, the longer a period of dryness they are equipped to deal with. For this reason, it is recommended that plants in cultivation be allowed to go nearly dry between waterings. Watering once a week is usually sufficient for most plants, unless conditions are excessively hot and/or dry. Smaller plants may require watering every 4-5 days during most of the year, until they are more mature. At cooler times of the year, plants may be left a little longer between waterings.

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