Cymbidium Orchid with No ID

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  • August 26, 2022 at 1:21 pm #7970

    This plant was given to me as a cutting some years ago and has grown well with little care and produces many long pendant flower spikes each year, sometimes more than once a year.

    It has grown out of it’s pot so it is now divided into two to three pots and ready to be shared with others.

    Since it has no ID we can only guess what it is by flower coloration and shape. Others have this Cymbidium growing well in their yards as it does not require cooler temperatures.

    February 8, 2023 at 1:29 pm #12252

    There are several Cymbidium orchids that are common to find growing in Hawaii yards.

    Cym. dayanum has more white in it’s petals and sepals with a strong thin maroon stripe and dark lip.
    It is a strong grower with pendant flower spikes about 2 feet in length.

    This picture may be Cym. aloifolium which has a broader center maroon stripe in petals and sepals. This orchid looks very similar to Cym. dayanum when not in bloom as both have very thick heavy leaves with many new growths each year.

    Cymbidiums benefit from being potted in tall but narrow pots as they have abundant root growth that literally fills the pot. The height of the pot may help the pendant flower spike to cascade horizontally or you can put the plant into a hanging basket.

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