Cymbidium orchids are one of the over 25,000 varieties of orchid. They are the most popular of the orchids grown in the temperate areas of Australia. Cymbidium orchids’ popularity is due in no small part to the fact that they are easy to grow, have a wonderful color to them, and last for a long time.
Originally, cymbidiums were largely grown in Australia. Over time, though, the Australians developed the cymbidiums so that they would be more suitable to US markets. These advances, which started back in the 1960’s, are a big reason why the US shares in some of the finest orchids that Australia has to offer.
Caring for and raising cymbidiums is not as difficult as you may think, but there are some factors of which you should be aware. For one, cymbidium orchids grow best when provided with shaded houses. Another factor is that cymbidium orchids grow best when they can truly enjoy summer humidity, so grow them close to the ground when possible. They should also be spaced well because all orchids enjoy air movement and sun exposure, which can be maximized by keeping plants spaced and air pathways open around your orchids.
Overall, if you are gong to buy cymbidium orchids, you should consider informing yourself on their growth. It is a fact that many people who are captured by the beauty of this variety of orchid end up buying them and bringing them inside. There, the flower eventually dies. If you learn about cymbidium orchids and take proper care of them, you can enjoy them for longer, and in the end, get much more out of the experience of having them in or around your home. So take your time, learn about the flower, and enjoy not only a beautiful addition to your home, but also a chance to enter a new and rewarding hobby.