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.
- Give them bright light with some full sun so the leaves are light green. With cooler temperatures and adequate watering, Cymbidiums can handle full sun.
- They need a temperature drop of 20°F/10°C at night.
- They like heavy water and fertilizer in spring and summer, and less in fall and winter.
- Cymbidiums dislike repotting. Repot only when the plant is pushing out of the pot.