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Most ancestors of today cymbidiums come from the forests of the Himalayas at an altitude of 1,200 to 2,800 meters. From the mountains in India last Asian cymbidium belt extends to China, Korea and Japan, to the warmer south. There are 44 botanical species.

Cymbidium growing both in the ground and in trees. Important hybrids were produced in European chateau gardens and were a hobby of the wealthy who like something special had been standing in the sun. Later, also made a lot of intersections in California, Australia and the Netherlands.

From 1985 is primarily underway varied potcymbidium production in the Netherlands. The potcymbidium is available from August until March at the better florists and garden centers.

At Cymbidium are minis and large-flowered and Cascade (pictured right) distinct species.

Appearance of cymbidium

The Cymbidium has long, narrow leaves. The long flower stalks carry six or more flowers. The plant has at least one branch, but often more. The color spectrum of the Cymbidium runs from white, yellow, green, pink and red to brown. The older a plant is, the more branches it can give.

Caring for Cymbidium

Put the Cymbidium in a light spot, but avoid direct sunlight. Provide fresh air, but avoid drafts or cold. No extreme temperatures. Preferably the plants at night cooler. Cymbidium flowers four to six weeks.

After purchasing the Cymbidium dipping immediately. Water regularly. Preferably, dipping once a week for ten minutes. Let the Cymbidium drain well, avoid excess water in the pot. 1 x per month imparting nutrition.

Cymbidium should not be too hot during the day. Possibly overblown plant outside in the summer can be a shady place. The temperature should at night does not fall below six degrees. Keep Cymbidium provide good water and give once every two waterings manure. In early September, the Cymbidium should be put in the home in a cool place.

After flowering completely cut away the dead branch. Cymbidium is developing several new shoots that can display one or more branches in the next year. Cymbidium blooms once a year. The natural flowering period is between September and April. After flowering, it is difficult to get back in the Cymbidium bloom.

Repot the Cymbidium preferably in the spring, when it begins to grow. Remove the pot and try to minimize damage roots. Rinse the roots thoroughly. Put the Cymbidium in a pot and fill it preferably with Orchids Ground. Make sure the soil is moist and add some fertilizer to direct. After repotting not pour a few days, so it can restore the Cymbidium.

Caution with sunlight: These plants should not be in the full and direct sun, because the risk of burning. A bright spot where the sun radiates directly is good. A window on the north or a shield from the sun would be fine.

Dipping 1x per week: A pot with the pot in a bowl of water indicates that prevents this plant to be immersed for a short time (10 minutes) with the root ball in the water. After dipping has to drain the water.

Nutrition 1x per month: This plant has a moderate nutritional needs. provide a once a month with food in accordance with the concentration which is recommended on the product, is sufficient.

Minimum 15 ° C Maximum 25 ° C: This plant feels in most living rooms at home.

Pruning, trimming after flowering: The symbol is a pot plant with a trimmer cuts off the flower. Phalaenopsis (and some other plants) may in this way of grooming several times to flourish.

Not suitable for consumption: These plants are not suitable for consumption by humans and animals.

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