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Cymbidium orchid
Cymbidium sp.


Terrestrial orchid with 20-30 small flowers per spike; flowers have sepals and petals that are approximately equal in size, and a lip that is entire or 3-lobed most often with 2 ridges; leaves are short, narrow, leathery.

Plant Form or Habit: upright

Plant Use: rotational color

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: Purple, red, yellow, white

Blooming Period: spring winter

Height: 1-2 feet

Width: same

Foliage Texture: medium

Heat Tolerance: low

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: Cool moist environments with bright indirect light; keep evenly moist; propagate by division; used for corsages.


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