Si si, Cymbidium
A high-spirited fountain shape from which springs an impressive flower stem: Cymbidium is the power babe amongst orchids. Its pointy leaves bob under long sprays which often hold more than ten flowers per stem, in golden brown, green, pink, red, white and yellow, with the lip as a landing platform for insects. One remarkable feature is that she also flowers in the winter when almost all her fellow orchids are hibernating.
Because of its shape, Cymbidium is rather top-heavy. A sturdy pot is a necessity. A sober style suits her best: heavy ceramic, a hollow tree trunk or a tall modern dish reinforces the personality of this domestic diva.
Orchid of the month
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