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Cym. Molten Gold 'Corinna'

Seedling and Mericlone – What is the Difference?

A couple of terms you will come across in your Cymbidium orchid travels are Seedling and Mericlone. And there is an important difference between them. The seedling and mericlone have different uses too. So first, let’s look at quick explanation of where our orchids come from. Where do our Cymbidium orchids come from? A new …

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In the Orchid Wise Shade House - Rotting Bulb

From the Orchid Wise Shade House…..Cymbidium Bulb Rot

Every now and then we talk a walk through the Orchid Wise Shade House to see what has been flowering or what else of interest might be happening. The Orchid Wise shade house is overflowing with all sorts! From species and primary hybrids to modern show bench hybrids and everything in between. You just never …

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Orchid Wise Shade House - Cym. Kalang 'Cheryl' x erythraeum 'Paradise'

From the Orchid Wise Shade House…..New Breeding

Every now and then we talk a walk through the Orchid Wise Shade House to see what has been flowering or what else of interest might be happening. The Orchid Wise shade house is overflowing with all sorts! From species and primary hybrids to modern show bench hybrids and everything in between. You just never …

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Cym. Forrest Gump 'High Spirits'

6 Cascading Cymbidium Orchid Hybrids to Get Your Collection Started!

If a cascading Cymbidium orchid with flower spikes dangling from hanging baskets are your preference, there are some very impressive plants out there, so try these 6 great cascading Cymbidium Hybrids to get your collection off to a great start… Cascading Cymbidium orchid varieties are very popular, and provide amazing displays of hanging spikes. Cascading …

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Cym. tracyanum 'F1' X Cym. 'Albanistic' clone 3

Historically Important Plants – Cymbidium tracyanum

Article and images courtesy of Randall Robinson.Originally published in 2010 here in Randall’s blog and adapted for this site. I just love Autumn in my shadehouse. The cool dewy mornings. Fogs in the valley. Still air filled with the smell of decomposing vegetation. The smell of Cymbidium tracyanum wafting through the shadehouse, along the verandah and past …

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Cymbidium mastersi illustrated by Frederick Sander (1847-1920)_ Ori. by New York Public Library

Historically Important Plants – Cymbidium mastersii

This is another in a series of articles relating to historically important plants in the Cymbidium world. Long on my list of Cymbidium species ‘unicorn plants’, Cymbidium mastersii is among the oldest Cymbidiums listed with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). First listed with the RHS in 1845, this unique species orchid holds a special place …

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Cym. Red Coral 'Mystery Orange'

6 Orange Cymbidium Orchid Hybrids to Get Your Collection Started!

If orange is your weakness, there are some very showy flowers out there, but try these 6 good quality and very eye-catching orange Cymbidium Hybrids to get your collection off to a good start… All of these hybrids have been around for a while, but these 6 orange Cymbidium Orchid Hybrids are tried and tested, …

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