Cymbidium erythrostylum- 365 days of orchids – day 1998


Our second Cymbidium this week is Cymbidium erythrostylum.

This small growing cymbidium is native to Vietnam where it grows in cool forests at around 1500m. We find this species very straight forward and reliable with the advantage of flowering relatively quickly from seed. The plant shown in the photograph flowered three years out of flask.

The species is quite variable in the size of the flower and the colour of the lip striping which varies from deep red to scarlet/orange. The white of the flowers is very white and always attracts attention.

Today is the first day of the school holidays so a a good time to wish you a happy summer.




Join the Discussion


  1. Claude Chan says:

    I bought one of these last year and it was stunning.
    May i say thank you for all the articles you wrote on here. It has been the most fascinating and helpful resource over last 3 years since i started growing orchids. Thank you very much and I shall be missing my daily read.

  2. Christopher Hayes-Brown says:

    Hi Simon will their be seedlings available please