Cymbidium aliofolium – 365 days of orchids – day 969

Most of our cool growing cymbidium species flower in the winter and spring, and are now busy growing their new growths that will flower next year. This warm growing cymbidium flowers sporadically during the year and often flowers in August.

We have seen Cymbidium aliofolium growing abundantly in seasonally dry hot forest in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Laos where it is the most common epiphyte in lowland forests. The natural habitat is warm and has a distinct dry season which Cymbidium aliofolium is addapted for with its very thick leaves.

We find these warm growing Cymbidiums respond well to growing in baskets hung high in our Warm Asia section where they grow hot and bright but we take care to keep them really wet during the summer (monsoon season in the natural habitat)


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