Most ancestors of OrchiDiva® Cymbidiums come from the forests of the Himalayas at an altitude of 1200-2800 meters. The Asian Cymbidium Belt extends from the mountains in India to China, Korea and Japan, into the warmer South. There are 44 botanical species.
Cymbidium grows in nature both in the soil and on trees. Important hybrids were made in European castle gardens and were a hobby of the wealthy who wanted something special in their conservatories. Later, many crossings were made in California, Australia and the Netherlands.
From 1985 varied Cymbidium cultivation gained momentum mainly in the Netherlands.
I steal a scene from AMJ (hope it’s ok). They’re her flowers and a present from us. Orchid Cymbidiums, which have been grown with care for 5 years.
It has been a great orchid season so far. They really enjoy a new apartment, new windows and large volume of indirect light. This is also all new to me that the batch that started to bloom in June are still there and it starts to get a new batch. Even though a number of the coming flowers are not as much as the previous one, this is amazing. I thought perhaps I gave too much nutritions to them but I follow the label on the bottle. It also occurs to me that they try to grow in all possible ways. New leaves, a new batch of flowers, new roots. All happen at the same time. There are even new roots come out of old dried roots, this is so amazing that it comes life from death :).
I didn’t shoot on week 4 because we’re away for the midsummer and it is not much different between last week and this week. The yellow seems to be healthier, all its flowers almost come at once or bloom in a short period unlike the violet. Two buds of the violet have been dry already so it’ll be two flowers short.
Also, the flowers on the yellow are well-aligned, it has a nice orientation of the flowers but less oriented on the violet. It could be that I didn’t attach the spikes with a stick from the beginning and just let them grew.