Cymbidiums orchids are well-suited to Brisbane's climate, Here are some essential tips on how to care for Cymbidium.
1. Light: Cymbidium orchids thrive in bright, indirect light. In Brisbane. Place your orchids in a location with filtered light or dappled shade, such as under a tree or on a shaded patio.
2. Watering: Cymbidium orchids should be watered thoroughly and then allowed to dry out slightly before the next watering. In Brisbane's climate, it is crucial not to over water them. As a guide, in the cooler months of winter water once a week, especially if they are flowering. In the hotter months, water 2 to 3 times per week.
3. Fertilising: Cymbidium orchids benefit from regular fertilisation during the growing season, which is typically from spring to early autumn. Use a balanced orchid fertiliser like our Brookfield Gardens Orchid Food. During the dormant period after flowering, reduce or stop fertilising to allow the plants to rest.
4. Maintenance: Regular maintenance is essential for healthy Cymbidium orchids. Remove dead or yellowing foliage, spent flower spikes.
By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty of Cymbidium orchids. Remember to observe your plants closely and make adjustments as needed. With proper care, your Cymbidium orchids will thrive and reward you with beautiful flowers year after year.