Tips and Tricks

Cymbidium orchids

Cymbidium Orchids, also known as “boat orchids”, have large flowers with a patterned lip, and are popular due to their ability to thrive in cooler, drier conditions.


Water in the morning with tepid water until slightly damp. This gives the orchid time to dry before the evening temperature drops. Make sure to water more often during the warmer seasons, at least once a week.


The optimal temperature range during the summer and autumn should be 50 to 85 degrees F, while in the winter, 45 to 75 degrees F is best. In the fall, the nighttime temperature must dip by 20 degrees F in order to trigger flower growth. Ideally, when the orchid is in bud during the winter, the humidity should be 40-60 percent.


The optimal location for your Cymbidium Orchid is indoors next to an east-facing window. Cymbidiums require as much light as possible, preferably with a medium to bright light intensity. Yellow-green leaves indicate that the orchid is obtaining the ideal amount of light.


Repot your Cymbidium every 2 years, ideally after the flowers have bloomed in the spring. Use a clay pot, which allows excess water to evaporate quickly. Fertilize regularly with a 20-20-20 solution; during the winter, fertilizing once a month is adequate. Do not add fertilizer to a dry orchid, because doing so may severely harm the roots.

The Cymbidium Orchid’s growing season is not very long, so they are brought in to Atlantic Antigua from different parts of the world for different seasons. The Cymbidiums from New Zealand, in particular, start to produce at the end of April, and are world-renowned for their high quality.

The Cymbidium Orchid is a gorgeous flower, making them an ideal gift, and, because they are cut only a couple of days before we receive them, they can last as long as 8-10 weeks. Come to Atlantic Antigua for the freshest, highest-quality Cymbidium Orchids.

  Posted: Tue Mar 7th 2017 2:46am  4 years ago

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