Cym, cymbidium orchid
Name in Latin: Orchidaceae
Name in English: orchid family
Origin: Asia and Malaysia
Growth Habit: terrestrial (grows in the ground) perennial, classed as a monocotyledon
Flower: Orchid blossom composed five outer petals and one inner petal with a fringed boat shaped lip.
Blooming Period: available year round
Leaf: leaves mostly parallel veined.
The Cymbidium is sold both as individual blossoms inserted into water tubes, and a full spikes of 8 to 15 blossoms per spike. Individual blossoms are used for wedding and corsage work. Full spikes are a wonderful addition to large vase arrangements
Care and Handling
Lasting Quality: 17-21 days
Amount of water: not a heavy drinker
Special handling: Unlike most orchids, the Cymbidium is a temperate climate orchid and can tolerate lower temperatures. However, avoid temperatures below 38 F. Do not damage the stigma. this could result in premature death. While the Cymbidium is not very heavy water drinker. Be careful that blossoms in tubes do not run out of water. The Cymbidium does not do well in floral foam.
Cymdidium is Greek for boat, in reference to the shape of the flower's lip.