Cambria: graceful stems and extravagant flowers
With its special, colourful flowers and graceful green stems, the Cambria is a beautiful sight. Add to this its rich symbolism and easy-going character – and voilà: you’ve found your ideal roommate!
Colors and shapes
This orchid variety comes in a variety of colours and shapes. This orchid species enchants in a round to star shape and with flowers that range from small (1.5cm) to large (10cm). The flowers are beautifully marked and mainly brown, red and purple. But they are also real eye-catchers in pink, orange, white and yellow. Combinations of colours are also possible!
In ancient Greece, the orchid was a symbol of fertility and masculinity. Nowadays, the flower symbolises above all beauty, wealth, love and strength.
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The Cambria is a cross between several genera of orchids that have origins all over the world. The Belgian Charles Vuylsteke developed the first one around 1900. There are now dozens of Cambria-like plants, and all of them are equally beautiful and special.
- Cambria thrives best at a temperature between 15-25°C.
- Place the Cambria in a bright place, but not in direct sunlight and not near a heater.
- Water the plant 1-2 times a week at room temperature or soak it once a week in lukewarm water for 10 minutes and then let it drain.
- Remove the flower stalk completely after flowering. The Cambria will then develop new shoots and flower again after a few months.