The Cambria does not occur in nature but is a cross between different types of orchids, these are the Odontoglossum, Cochlioda, Miltonia, Oncidium and Brassia. The first Cambria (the Vuylsteeara Plush) was developed around 1900 by the Belgian Charles Vuylsteke
Appearance of the Cambria Orchid The Cambria orchids are enormously varied in size and shape: from one and a half centimeters to over ten centimeters and from star-shaped to almost round. The flowers are beautifully drawn. The colors brown, red and purple predominate, but there are also pink and orange Cambria orchids and even a small number of white and yellow with brown-purple markings.
Place the Cambria Orchid in a bright place, but not directly in the sun. The average flowering time is six weeks. Submerge the Cambria Orchid (approx. 5 to 10 min.) Once a week in the summer and once every eight to ten days in the winter.
Give the amount of food indicated on the packaging once a month in the summer. In winter, half of that every two months.
The Cambria thrives best in temperatures between 15 and 25˚C.
Once the Cambria has finished flowering, you can cut the old branch off in its entirety and treat it in the same way as during flowering. The Cambria can flower again after about nine months. The plant develops one or more new shoots. When a new shoot has grown, a hard green disk is created, a kind of fake bulb. In order to form new buds, the cambria needs a rest period from the moment the tuber is completely hard and filled. Then give less water for eight weeks: once every two weeks is sufficient. During this period, place the Cambria in a place where it is 15 to 17 ˚C, but not in the dark. Water more when the new flower stem is visible. The Cambria may then return to its old place.
Cambria Orchids can be outdoors in spring and summer, but not in full sun. The temperature should not drop below 9˚C. When the pot is completely full, you can repot the Cambria. Only use Orchid soil with a large amount of bark (Orchid soil). Give the Cambria extra nutrition during the first two months after transplanting.
A bright spot without direct sunlight. A north-facing window or a shield from the sun would be fine.