It was discovered by Olof Swartz in 1799. You have two possible origins of its name first, it derives from the Greek word kumbos, meaning hole, cavity in reference to the shape of the base. According to other specialist boat comes from the Greek Kimbe = by the way that takes the labello. It is one of the orchids in the world most popular and coveted by its beautiful flowers. These plants have been cultivated since thousands of years, particularly in ancient China. The Cymbidium became popular in Europe during the Victorian era.
One of the reasons that makes it so popular is that you can survive at low temperatures (does 7? C or 45? F approx.). He is favorite of fans since it allows hobbyists in temperate climates being that it can flourish in the winter, when few other orchids do. Only a few Cymbidium species are raised in nurseries, due to the popularity of hybrids. Most can only be found in botanical gardens or in their natural habitat. The Cymbidium require plenty of water. Sprinkle generously every 2-3 days since May and in the summer months until September.
During the winter months water once a week and never when it rains or is about to rain. Water thoroughly until water runs out of the pot. If your plant appears dark green leaves: means that it receives ample shade, moving the plant to where you can receive more light in the morning and shade in the afternoon. The pale yellow leaves and / or black spots especially on the curvature of the blade: your plant is getting too much sun. Place it in a gloomier place. The light provides more green leaves: is ideal. You are receiving the amount of adequate light. You must give the flowers this year.