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Cymbidium is a genus of 52 evergreen species, The genus name comes from the latin cymba meaning boat. Distributed throughout tropical and subtropical Asia and northern Australia they can produce racemes up to 90cm high in a fantastic range of colours that can last 10 weeks.
Generally not harvested.
Divide plants at re-potting if they have become over-large, or if some of the pseudobulbs (swellings at the base) have died and turned brown. Select divisions with three healthy pseudobulbs, discarding older or shrivelled material. Divisions will take about two to three years to flower again
Tropical and subtropical Asia and northern Australia
Soil PH preference
Can suffer from Tobacco mosaic virus & cymbidium mosaic potexvirus. They can also be attacked by mealy bugs, red spider mite, aphids, slugs & snails.