CARING FOR YOUR CYMBIDIUM

INDOOR CULTIVATION

TEMPERATURE:

Cymbidium are classed as ‘cool growing’ orchids. When indoors (late September to end of May) we would recommend temperatures of: night: 11-13oC ,day max 21oC. During the summer temperatures often will be higher outdoors but ideally not above 27oC.

LIGHT:

Indoors keep in a light position. From June to September leave outside, needs the light, air and most importantly.

WATERING:

Normally watering once each week is sufficient but, during the hot summer months it may be necessary to water twice weekly. Using rain water is preferable but distilled water can be used as long as you remember to use fertiliser.

HUMIDITY:

If in a dry atmosphere, stand your plant on a moist gravel tray to create a micro climate and assist growth.

FEEDING:

Feed your plant regularly when you water but every fourth watering leave out the fertiliser to allow any build up of salts to be washed from the compost.

POTTING:

Repot every two to three years when not in flower. Use an orchid mix that includes medium grade bark.

AFTER FLOWERING:

Remove dried-up flowers. Do not cut down the canes. Position the plant in a light, airy spot during its cool period.

*Never stand your plant too close to a heater or radiator, not in a draught.
*Plants will lose the odd leaf from time to time, don’t worry!

Plant not for consumption!