Orchid Fact

Chinese gardeners have grown small Cymbidiums for thousands of years. Confucius praised them as the "King of Fragrance." Traditionally, these miniatures are grown in tall, narrow vases, and need more shade than larger Cymbidiums.


Cymbidium (sim-BID-ee-um)

These are large, cool growing orchids with grass-like leaves from the Himalayas. They grow well on the US Pacific coast and other Mediterranean-type climates. Some miniature varieties need warmer temperatures. They come in reds, browns, yellows, pinks, greens, and whites.

Additional Cymbidium Images

Cymbidium Cymbidiums