Location and Light:
Cymbidiums are best grown outdoors in part shade, with frost protection. They may be brought indoors when blooming. Wait until flowers are opening, then bring indoors and place in a cool, brightly lits pot. It is important that Cymbidiums be exposed to the cooler temperatures and shorter days of fall to stimulate the formation of flower buds. Therefore they should be taken back outdoors by August.

Cymbidiums should be kept moist but not soggy. They will require more watering in the summer and less in the winter. Never all
ow them to go completely dry. When watering, be sure to do so thoroughly, so that water flows through the drainage holes. Never allow them to sit in water.

Potting Mix, Dividing, and Transplanting:
We recommend EB Stone “Fine” Orchid Bark when dividing. Generally Cymbidiums are divided every 3-5 years. Wait several days after dividing to allow roots to heal before watering. If transplanting, try to match the size of material or the original potting medium. Dividing and transplanting should be done right after the plant has finished blooming.

Cymbidiums are heavy feeders. They should be fertilized every two weeks. From the time they are done blooming until August, use the high nitrogen fertilizer. From September through the blooming season, use the lower nitrogen fertilizer. Cut off flower stems after they turn brown.

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