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Box of 6 Cymbidium orchids from the McBean’s collection
McBean’s are offering you an opportunity to start your own collection of cymbidium orchids. Please note, none of these plants are currently in flower. These cymbidiums are not in spike, due to flower in Winter 2019/2020. Price includes delivery We will give you a mix and match selection of some of our finest orchids. If you have any special requests for your order please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01273 400228 The selection includes six of the following cymbidiums: Castle of Mey “pinkie” (pink) Latigo ‘Cookbridge Sunset’ (orange) Petit Port ‘Mont Millais’ (cream) Prince George (bronze) Princess Charlotte (copper) Strathbraan ‘Green Ice’ (green) Pontac ‘Gorey’ (red) Devon Lord ‘Viceroy’ (copper) Erythraeum x Monda (green)
The Cymbidium is a large and highly varied orchid with around 50 species and from these thousands of hybrids have been bred. Cymbidium is the oldest cultivated orchid, and there is evidence that they were grown in China 2500 years ago in records from 500 BC at the time of Confucius. The wild types are found growing naturally in China, and Japan through the Himalayas, South East Asia to Australia.
- They like temperatures of 10oC to 14oC degrees
- Fairly strong light at 2500-3000 ft. candles is good for these plants. If they are grown in a conservatory or greenhouse then 50%-60% shading is needed during the summer months to prevent leaf burn and overheating. If you are growing them outside in summer, early morning sun is ideal, but do provide some shade against the strongest sunlight.
- Normally, watering once each week is sufficient but, during the hot summer months it may be necessary to water twice weekly.
- We recommend using rainwater when watering/feeding
- Flowers may last 5 to 7 weeks
- Peak flowering period occurs during the Autumn and Winter or late Spring