Origin and care
Originally these come beautiful cymbidiums with its hanging flower clusters for in China, Taiwan and Vietnam. Here they grow at an altitude of 1500 to 2200 meters.
Just like other green plants, the cymbidium needs sufficient water. Once a week soaking in lukewarm water for a few minutes, draining briefly and then placing it back in the pot is the ideal.
The cymbidium likes a light location, especially in winter this is important. In the spring and summer would prefer no direct sunlight, otherwise the leaves could burn.
Give the Cymbidium little or no fertilizer in the winter months. Only in the spring when the plant has finished flowering and new shoots are formed, it is possible to fertilize regularly with a fertilizer that contains sufficient nitrogen (N).
When the plant almost bursts out of its pot, it is time to repot the plant.
Pick a high pot. The roots of the Cascade Cymbidium grow best here.
Use an airy mixture of potting compost that does retain sufficient moisture.
The Cascade Cymbidium naturally flowers once a year. So if you bought a plant in January, it will get new flower branches in January at the earliest, and not later in January the following year.
It is not that easy to achieve this. So here are some tips: