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3 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Boat Orchid Overview
Cymbidium is a genus of 52 evergreen species, often grown as houseplants or in a cool or temperate greenhouse. The genus name comes from the latin "cymba", meaning boat. Distributed throughout tropical and subtropical Asia and northern Australia, they can produce racemes up to 90cm high in a fantastic range of colours that can last for up to ten weeks.
Common problems with Boat Orchid
Tobacco mosaic virus & cymbidium mosaic potexvirus can occasionally be a problem.
How to harvest Boat Orchid
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Boat Orchid
Divide plants at re-potting if they have become over-large, or if some of the pseudobulbs (swellings at the base) have died and turned brown. Select divisions with three healthy pseudobulbs, discarding older or shrivelled material. Divisions will take about two to three years to flower again
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Other uses of Boat Orchid
Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.