The Cambria does not occur in nature but is a cross between different types of orchids, this is 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 more than 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 light place, but not directly in the sun. The average flowering time is six weeks. Immerse the Cambria Orchid (about 5 to 10 minutes) once a week in the summer and once every eight to ten days in the winter.
Give the amount of food indicated on the package once a month in the summer. Half every two months in the winter.
The Cambria thrives best at temperatures between 15 and 25˚C.
When the Cambria has finished flowering, you can cut away the old branch completely and treat it in the same way as during flowering. The Cambria can flower again after approximately 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 false bulb. To form new buds, the cambria needs a rest period from the moment the turnip is completely hard and filled. Then give less water for eight weeks: once every two weeks is enough. Place the Cambria in this period in a place where it is 15 to 17 ˚C, but not in the dark. Give more water if the new flower stalk is visible. The Cambria may then return to its old place.
Cambria Orchids can stand outside in spring and summer, but not in full sun. The temperature must not fall below 9˚C. When the pot is completely full, you can repot the Cambria. Use only Orchid soil with a large amount of bark (Orchid soil) for this. Give the Cambria extra nutrition in the first two months after repotting.
A light place without direct sunlight. A north-facing window or a sun shield would be fine.