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Boat Orchid in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cymbidium

 

Boat Orchid

Cymbidium or boat orchid, is a genus of 52 evergreen species from which thousands of hybrids have been bred. They can be terrestrial, epiphytic or even lithophytic (growing on rocks). They are difficult to cultivate wihout precise conditions and are mostly grown as houseplants.

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plant Features
  • Boat Orchid likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Boat Orchid likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Boat Orchid is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Boat Orchid likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Boat Orchid

Latin name

Cymbidium

type

Perennial

family

Orchidaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Boat Orchid likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Boat Orchid is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Boat Orchid likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Boat Orchid likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Boat Orchid is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Cymbidium

Cymbidium or boat orchid, is a genus of 52 evergreen species from which thousands of hybrids have been bred. They can be terrestrial, epiphytic or even lithophytic (growing on rocks). They are difficult to cultivate wihout precise conditions and are mostly grown as houseplants.


Flowering

From Early Winter TO Late Winter

The natural bloom season is during the winter, when your plants should be indoors and available for display. Cymbidium flowers grow in sprays, with spikes arising from new pseudobulbs every season.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Always use a proprietary orchid compost. Ensure good light levels in winter, as these are essential to encourage flowering. An east- or west-facing window would be ideal. Move to a shadier spot in summer and protect from direct sunshine.

 
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