Cymbidium orchids are beautiful flowers that can be easily grown with the right knowledge. Just follow these basic and simple cymbidium orchid care strategies to grow beautiful and amazing cymbidium orchids.
Lighting and Correct Cymbidium Orchid Temperature
Most orchid plants are temperamental when it comes to temperature and lighting. Cymbidium plants are no different and can be very sensitive to direct sunlight. Although they do not usually tolerate direct sunlight or bright light, they can tolerate more light than most orchids. If you want to have the proper cymbidium orchid habitat you need to make sure that the temperature is between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in order for your flowers to thrive. You also do not want the temperature to get below 50 degrees because any lower than this can damage the plant.
Light is also another important factor of cymbidium orchid care. You should place your plants either on a windowsill or anywhere in your house or office that receives the most sunlight. But make sure to place your flower behind a curtain because your orchid does not like to be in direct sunlight.
Using the Proper Medium
If you want to grow plants that will thrive for many years, you will need to use the proper medium to help ensure that your flowers grow and bloom correctly. They do not grow in potting soil that you can find in any garden store or greenhouse. You need to use special soil mixes that contain organic matter such as fir bark, bark compost, osmunda fiber, and even peat moss. If you are not comfortable with using these organic mixes you can find pre-packaged mixes specifically made for orchids in most garden stores. These ready-made mixes already have all the organic material you will need to grow amazing and healthy flowers for many years to come.
How to Water Cymbidium Orchids
If you think watering orchids is very difficult think again. Watering orchids is not as hard as it may seem and anyone can water orchids easily and quickly. The easiest way to water orchids is to make sure that you keep the orchid soil or medium moist. Keeping your orchid moist means that the soil is not dripping wet or soggy, it has just enough water to keep your orchid healthy and alive. Having soggy or wet soil could cause root rot or even fungal and viral infections as well. A good test is to place your finger an inch below the surface of the growing medium. If the orchid medium feels moist then you don’t have to water your orchid and you can leave the orchid the way it is. If the medium seems a little dry you can add some water to your orchid. You don’t want to leave your orchids dry for too long because your orchid may not bloom correctly or at all if the orchid medium dries out.